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political prisoner

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who is put in prison for expressing disapproval of their own government, or for belonging to an organization, race, or social group not approved of by that government
Translations of “political prisoner”
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治犯…
in Russian политический заключенный…
in Turkish siyasî tutuklu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治犯…
in Polish więzień polityczny…
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