Mr Herbert has shown his concern about the prisoner of conscience; we also expected Mr Shakeel as a Pakistani should have been a prisoner of conscience.
What does POC stand for?
POC stands for Prisoner of Conscience
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We have 263 other meanings of POC in our Acronym Attic
- Postal Operations Council (Universal Postal Union)
- Posterior Circulation Syndrome (medical)
- Potential Officers Course (UK)
- Potomac Officers Club (Washington, DC)
- Power Converter
- Power of Connecting
- Precursor Organic Compound
- Preliminary Operational Capability
- Preliminary Operational Concept
- Pride of Cleveland
- Privately Owned Conveyance
- Probability of Causation
- Probability of Criticality
- Proceeds of Crime (Canadian legal term)
- Processor Outage Control (CCS #7 & ITU-T)
- Procurement Order Cycle
- Product of Combustion
- Product of Conception (genetics testing)
- Production Office Coordinator (film and television industry)
- Professional Officer Candidate
Samples in periodicals archive:
The Sutton group adopted Myo Min Zaw as a Prisoner of Conscience in 2007 and has campaigned for his release, sending letters to the Myanmar authorities on a regular basis.
The Maldives, better known as a luxury tourist destination, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience.
Canada is profoundly saddened by the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Cuban prisoner of conscience who died as a result of a hunger strike," Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon.
Summary: A human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.
Amnesty is clear that the detention of any prisoner of conscience violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and campaigns against such action by government.
Mohamed 'Anni' Nasheed, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who founded the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in 2003, secured 54 per cent of the vote – beating Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Asia's longest serving leader, in the run-off election.
No one can be safe in a country where a mayor who refuses to issue a gay pride proclamation, or a publisher who reproduces a cartoon that some Muslims find offensive, could end up in jail as a prisoner of conscience.