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political prisonernoun [C]

 us   /pəˈlɪt̬·ɪ·kəl ˈprɪz·ə·nər/
a ​person who has been put in ​prison for ​criticizing the ​government
(Definition of political prisoner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “political prisoner”
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治犯…
in Turkish siyasî tutuklu…
in Russian политический заключенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治犯…
in Polish więzień polityczny…
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