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adjective as in disagreeing, differing

noun as in person who holds different belief

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Abdulaziz is part of a small but influential group of Saudi dissidents that also includes such figures as Loujain al-Hathloul, the activist who last month was sentenced to nearly six more years in prison for her work on behalf of women’s rights.

On Zhou’s phone, his recent WeChat posts were visible — pictures of fall foliage in the Catskills, a message celebrating the memory of the dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

It has been operating since at least 2014 and targets private sector companies in a range of industries along with foreign governments, dissidents, and journalists in South Asia and elsewhere.

In 1989, students and dissidents had flocked to the center of Prague to protest Communism, only to be beaten and arrested by the riot police—an incident that took place during the lead up to the country's historic Velvet Revolution.

That same technique also helps activists and dissidents bypass censorship systems in their own countries.

But his account of a dissident plot involving Gambian expats using U.S. weapons is similar to what Faal told the FBI.

Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.

“He literally went underground to hold services,” Moscow-based dissident and journalist Victor Davidoff said in an email.

But on the dissident-to-revolutionary left, the ranks are even more disorganized.

Dissident filmmakers are routinely thrown in jail, forced to flee the country, or banned from work.

If there are dissident elements their primary problem is within the Soviet Union.

But, I would doubt very much that such dissident elements would have a motive or very much of an opportunity.

But they were startled and alarmed by his dealings with these dissident recruits.

Anti-clericalism works for the benefit of the dissident sect.

It was established by the dissident Jews who united with the Platonists.


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On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dissident, such as: discordant, dissenting, nonconformist, sectarian, dissentient, and heretical.

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