Persecuted for Disobeying Bad Laws

Who are some people who have been persecuted/imprisoned/put to death/whatever (or threatened with same) for disobeying immoral laws?

Some names that come to mind: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Galileo; Copernicus; Susan B. Anthony; Ghandi; and scores of others who I can’t readily think of.

Jesus Christ

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Captain Ian Fishback


Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Bradley Manning

Copernicus was never persecuted as far as I know.

Go to traffic court

I didn’t know that “Don’t leak confidential documents to the press” was an “immoral law”, myself.

Nitpick: it’s spelled Gandhi. And given that you mentioned him, you’d also have to add Henry David Thoreau (as his essay Civil Disobedience influenced Gandhi).