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prisoner of conscience

Syllabification: pris·on·er of con·science

Definition of prisoner of conscience in English:

noun

A person who has been imprisoned for holding political or religious views that are not tolerated by their own government.
Example sentences
  • The London-based human rights organisation Amnesty International, in its 2002 report, said that scores of political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have been arrested.
  • He said in the 1960s the main focus of campaign was for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
  • He has now spent more time in prison - stretching seven sentences - than any other Israeli conscientious objector and was recently designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

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