Political Prisoners

A political prisoner is someone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image are deemed by a government to either challenge or threaten the authority of the state. It may be a prisoner of conscience, deprived of freedom of speech.

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Spirit of Freedom
(January 2009)
Produced by
EARTH LIBERATION PRISONERS SUPPORT NETWORK

"The whole experience has been tough, but all the kind and strengthening
words and wise thoughts from strangers made it much easier!"
(Former Swedish Animal Rights Prisoner)

Welcome to the January 2009 edition of Spirit of Freedom.  Later on this
month the trial of three German animal rights activists starts for their
alleged actions in an animal rights protest.  ELP has been told that each
activist faces up to four years imprisonment for merely going on a
demonstration and then resisting arrest when the police started to assault

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