political dissident

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Noun1.political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
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Prominent Czech playwright, poet, and political dissident, who, following the fall of communism, was president of Czechoslovakia (1989-92) and subsequently of the new Czech Republic.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A political dissident and Muslim preacher in Saudi Arabia has reportedly died as a result of torture while in regime custody as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named in honour of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov, has been awarded by the European Parliament every year since 1988 and to individuals and organisations fighting for human rights and democracy.
China's decision comes after a series of other penalties that seem to be China's reaction to the awarding of the 2010 Nobel peace prize to a Chinese political dissident.
A person's every movement -- whether kidnap victim, criminal, lost child, or political dissident -- could be tracked.
Russian lyric poet, essayist, and political dissident who was imprisoned for four years in a Soviet labor camp.
CAIRO: Egypt's public prosecutor has freed the country's best-known political dissident, Ayman Nour, on health grounds, a judicial official told AFP on Wednesday.
A longtime political dissident who advocated democracy and criticized the lack of religious freedom in China has been sentenced to six years in prison for ''subversion of state power,'' a human rights watchdog said Thursday.
At 8/1 is Vaclav Havel, the former political dissident and Czech President.
Summary: London [U.K.], July 13 (ANI): China's most famous political dissident, a nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, died at the age of 61 in Chinese custody on Thursday.
political dissident has conducted 23 hunger strikes over the years to protest
TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of people took to the streets in Bahrain to attend the funeral of a political dissident who reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained under torture while in regime custody.

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