Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

Sometimes your beliefs can get you in trouble, and sometimes – when your beliefs go against your government – they can land you behind bars. That’s what happened to these ten people: they stood up for what they believed was right despite the consequences, and it had a significant impact on the rest of their lives. In honor of the effective end of Apartheid in South Africa with the repeal of the Population Registration Act on June 17th, 1991, thanks to efforts by anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, counts down our picks for the top 10 most inspiring political prisoners in history.

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