WHAT IS A POLITICAL PROSECUTION?

A political prosecution occurs when those in power "use the criminal justice system to destroy their political opponents."  This misuse of power is considered an international human rights violation.  One of the country's foremost experts on political prosecutions, Scott Horton, describes the hallmarks of a political prosecution in the article linked below.

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