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Word: dissident

Definition: dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.


Sentences Containing 'dissident'

A decade of industrialisation was accompanied also by a fervent cultural and literary production with many tensions between the regime and the dissident intellectuals.
Adair by this time had forged close links with the dissident LVF, a group which the UVF had been on poor terms with since its foundation.
ARLA surged as a dissident group opposing the Tamanrasset Accords.
As a dissident he managed through a network of supporting members working within the regime to leak a number of vital documents proving the that regime has involved its military judicial system to liquidate activists and detainees inside security branches.
Asian Diasporas's broadcast history to date consists of "Family" which looked at Japanese people in Latin America and elsewhere; "Business", which examined Korean family business in the USA; and "Politics", which focused on Chinese dissident activists in the USA and Europe.
But it obtained its worst result at the 1999 European Parliament election, winning 12.7% of the votes, less than the dissident Rally for France of Charles Pasqua.
Catharine was a sister of the famous dissident minister, Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson.
Different from the Parthian rulers, who were northern Iranians following Mithraism and Zoroastrianism and speaking Pahlavi dialect, the Sassanids intensified nationalism and established a state-sponsored Zoroastrian church which often suppressed dissident factions and heterodox views.
East German dissident writer and activist Rudolf Bahro published two books addressing the relationship between socialism and ecology - "The Alternative in Eastern Europe" and "Socialism and Survival" - which promoted a 'new party' and led to his arrest, for which he gained international notoriety.
Funds were covertly passed to a number of dissident organizations, for intelligence collection and, ultimately, for anti-regime terrorist activities.
He began his career as a dissident working towards the independence and unity of the Ottoman Empire's Arab territories and was consequently imprisoned and tortured for his activism.
He Depu (; born 28 October 1956) is a dissident in the People's Republic of China.
He is known for his work in complex analysis, partial differential equations, and mathematical physics, as well as for his dissident activity, in particular, for being a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group.
He sums up his current occupation: "Being a dissident is quite fun."
He, along with other dissident nobles such as the comte de Clermont-Tonnerre fought under the comte de Précy and assisted the efforts of the city of Lyon to resist the new regime as colonel of the Royal-Limousin regiment.
His religious beliefs motivated him to take a stand against the government, earning him a reputation as a political dissident.
In 1991 it was once announced that al-Senussi would take control of a 400 man strong dissident Libyan paramilitary force that had received training from American intelligence, to fight against Gaddafi.
In 2010, Muscardini joined the dissident group Future and Freedom, led by Chamber of Deputies president Gianfranco Fini.
In early November, the Independent Monitoring Commission released a report stating that the threat from the RIRA and other dissident republicans was at its most serious level since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
In June 1626, Walter Montagu was sent to France to contact dissident noblemen, and from March 1627 attempted to organize a French rebellion.
In June 2006, the PSNI made a number of arrests following an MI5 sting operation targeting a dissident republican gun smuggling plot.
In the 1980s, Jambrek started collaborating with dissident intellectuals around the journal "Nova revija".
It became a common cause for diverse social groups in the dissident millieu, ranging from academics to activists in the youth subculture.
It was founded by a dissident National Party MP, Ross Meurant.
Jorge Luis González Tanquero is a Cuban dissident.
Karim Mohammedzadeh (; b. 1 July 1963 – 1 April 1990) was an Kurdish dissident who was assassinated in Sweden in 1990.
Kelley also cites the October 1997 "Army Special Forces Vision XXI" as saying "Dissident elements are the key to UW mission potential in any region.
KGB dissident-group infiltration featured "agents provocateur" pretending "sympathy to the cause", smear campaigns against prominent dissidents, and show trials; once imprisoned, the dissident endured KGB interrogators "and" sympathetic informant cell-mates.
Leaders from VOTF have helped create the American Catholic Council, a group of dissident Catholics who want to reform the Church.
Mehmet Selim Çürükkaya (born January 1, 1954), also known as Tilki, is a founding member and later dissident from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and a Kurdish writer and International PEN member.
Naum S. Meiman () (1911–2001) was a Soviet mathematician, and dissident.
No Liberals or dissident National Party members were elected.
On 4 November 2002, he was arrested, and received an eight-year sentence for dissident activity on the Internet on 6 November 2003.
On 8 June 1995, Meurant was joined by Trevor Rogers, another dissident National MP.
On October 3, 1995, 11 p.m., the French deployed 600 men against a force of 33 mercenaries and a 300 man dissident force.
Presbyterians and Dissenters too faced persecution on a lesser scale, and in 1791 a group of dissident Protestant individuals, where all but two were Presbyterians, held the first meeting of what would become the Society of the United Irishmen.
She frequently hosted meetings of dissident economists in her apartment.
Taurus's faction attempted to kill the Zodiac dissident faction, but all twelve leaders were captured by the Avengers.
The "legalist" approach of demanding that existing laws and guaranteed rights be observed by the state was taken up by subsequent dissident figures.
The article notes that one website, supported by the Chinese government, lauded the efforts of unnamed Confucius Institutes in opposing Chinese dissident groups abroad, such as Tibetan independent activists, democracy groups and the Falun Gong.
The center of the complex is the house in which Trotsky lived with his wife from 1939 to 1940, and where the Russian dissident was murdered.
The demonstration is considered the first organized action of the Soviet dissident movement.
The group organized among a number of libertarians, including The Society for Individual Liberty, which had been formed by dissident members of Young Americans for Freedom and European libertarians.
The latter was created to help other political dissident seeking asylum in Mexico, but it was consolidated with the museum in 1996.
The leader of the coalition was the famous dissident Jože Pučnik.
The RIRA is the biggest and most active of the "dissident republican" paramilitaries operating against the British security forces.
Von Gemmingen has advocated dissident views within the Church.
Wang was implicated during the murder trial of United Bamboo Gang leader Chen Chi-li, when evidence arose Chen claimed that Wang had ordered him to go to Daly City, California to kill dissident journalist Henry Liu in 1984.
Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev () (born March 3, 1935) is a Bulgarian politician and former dissident who served as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria from 1990 to 1997.
Zhelyu Zhelev - The dissident president at the Sofia Echo, by Ivan Vatahov, Apr 17 2003 (retrieved January 27, 2010)

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