Monday, April 8, 2013

Definition of "political prisoner"

Basque political cartoonist Tasio brings us today (at Gara) this informative piece:

Translation: Amnesty International defines as "political prisoner" to "any prisoner whose process contains a significant political element, be it the motivation of his/her actions, the actions themselves or the motivation of the authorities". And specifies that one of the examples of "political prisoner" is that of "a member of an armed political group who is accused of treason or 'subversion'". Amnesty International notes that "governments often claim that in their country there are no political prisoners", just criminals. 

The guy at the right is Spanish Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, who has been as of late threatening with persecuting and imprisoning everyone who talks of "political prisoners".

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