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prisoner of conscience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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prisoner of conscienceˌprisoner of ˈconscience noun [countable]  SCJsomeone who is put in prison because of their political ideas
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prisoner of conscienceCongress, have portrayed her as a prisoner of conscience persecuted for her leftist views.Recently he was adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.Amnesty International considers Moncef Triki to be a prisoner of conscience.Tom Martell sits in the federal penitentiary at Las Vegas, a prisoner of conscience.In Czechoslovakia former prisoner of conscience Vaclav Havel became President of his country.He chose to do nothing, and for a time remained in a distant castle as a virtual prisoner of conscience.
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