By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Philippine political prisoners
#SetThemFree | Groups support campaign to release prisoners amid COVID-19 pandemic
“This is a time for saving lives through much-needed grace and ingenuity. An undeniable threat of catastrophe hovers over jails, filled far beyond capacity in the Philippines. Decongesting facilities will help secure the lives of detainees and jail personnel.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Following the recent call of United Nations High…
Rights groups push for release of sick, elderly political detainees
“Extreme congestion plus the lack of adequate nutrition, medical facilities, running water and even soap provide a perfect incubator for an epidemic in the entire four-storey building and prison compound,” Kapatid said. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan appealed for the mass decongestion of prisons in the Philippines following…
2 political prisoners in Samar released
Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration.
By DEE AYROSO
FIRST PERSON | Thoughts on the occasion of Valentine’s Day and One Billion Rising
I am grateful to my wife for standing by me despite my frailties as a person, husband and father. She carries the responsibility of providing the family financially when I continued my full-time work as activist.
The women political detainees in Taguig City Jail
“When mothers are detained, they are not the only ones being punished…It is even more punishment for the children and their families.”
Give political prisoners and peace talks a break!
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star With perseverance and assertiveness, political prisoners in various detention centers begin today a week-long fasting-hunger strike, culminating on December 10, International Human Rights Day. Their demand: Free all political prisoners! Joining the coordinated protest action are prisoners held at the National Penitentiary and those…