Who is or is not a "legitimate" political prisoner is oft times a matter of perspective. The issue of political prisoners is often used as a wedge to sharpen divisions between global adversaries. I believe that a more objective view could pave the way for a more peaceful world.
The hypocrisy is staggering. Big crocodile tears from the Biden team for a little known Russian dissident. Virtual silence from Biden on the murder of the U.S. citizen, Gonzalo Lira, by the Government of Ukraine. All of this while the Biden Administration attempts to suppress Donald Trump and his supporters.