Greatest Political Prisoners

The world of politics is ruthless to the losers. Politicians, defeated by their components are haunted and then put in prisons. However, the most talented and charismatic of them manage to fond the ways to influence the political world even being in imprisonment.

Aung San Suu Kyi was kept under home arrest since 1990 but the reason for it was not an awful crime against humanity. This woman struggled desperately to bring democracy to her native Burma. However, she remained the leader of the National League of Democracy during the years of her imprisonment and continued to transfer the ideas of freedom and equality to the people of the country. Aung San Suu Kyi was released only in 2010 but she is still determined to continue her struggle for the democracy in Burma.

Mohatma Gandhi was also sentenced to years of imprisonment in India and then in South Africa for his intention to make the life of the nation better. Gandhi promoted non-violent ways of political struggles and wanted to free the Indians from the ruling of British imperialism. While being in prison he remained a symbol of fight for independence and the center figure of the political opposition.

Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment but served only twenty seven years of his term. He was claimed to promote dangerous ideas of non racial South Africa. When he was released from prison in 1990 the nation greeted him warmly and soon the former prisoner became the president of South Africa and one of the most prominent figures in the political world.

These are not the only examples of politicians who were sentenced for their political ideas and beliefs. Among the rest are Andrei Sakharov, Martin Luther King and Mordechai Vanunu. They showed inspiring examples of preserving their ideals even in the most unfavorable circumstances.


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