A political prisoner is someone imprisoned because they have opposed or criticized the government responsible.
Imprisonment is the restraint of a person's liberty, for any cause whatsoever, whether by authority of the government, or by a person acting without such authority.
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The term is used by persons or groups challenging the legitimacy of the detention of a prisoner.
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Supporters of the term define a political prisoner as someone who is imprisoned for his or her participation in political activity.
If a political offense was not the official reason for detention, the term would imply that the detention was motivated by the prisoner's politics.
In criminology, a political crime or political offence is an offence involving overt acts or omissions, which prejudice the interests of the state, its government, or the political system.
Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, and/or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society.