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1) prisoners of war. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...International law includes rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protection only to combatants. This excludes civilians who engage in hostilities...

2) Amnesty International. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Amnesty International, (AI,) human-rights organization established in 1961; it campaigns internationally against the detention of prisoners of conscience, for the...

3) Australian literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Australian literature, the literature of Australia. Because the vast majority of early Australian settlers were transported prisoners, the beginnings of Australian...

4) hunger strike. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although most often used by prisoners, others have also employed it. For example, Mohandas Gandhi in India and Cesar Chavez in California fasted as religious penance...

5) guerrilla warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When guerrillas obey the laws of conventional warfare they are entitled, if captured, to be treated as ordinary prisoners of war; however, they are often executed...

6) Dartmoor Prison. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dartmoor Prison, English prison, at Princetown, Devonshire, built (1806-9) to house French captives during the Napoleonic Wars. During the War of 1812 many American...

7) Czech Legion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Czech Legion, military force of about 40,000 to 50,000 men, composed mostly of Czech and Slovak Russian prisoners of war and deserters from the Austro-Hungarian army...

8) war, laws of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...These laws are designed to minimize the destruction of life and property, to proscribe cruel treatment of noncombatants and prisoners of war, and to establish conditions...

9) Bridge of Sighs. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bridge of Sighs, covered stone bridge in Venice, Italy, built in the 16th cent. to connect the ducal palace with the state prison. The prisoners were led over the...

10) Killigrew, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English dramatist and theater manager, b. London. Before the closing of the theaters by the Puritans in 1642, he wrote several tragicomedies, including The Prisoners...

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