Political Prisoners

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When then Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ran for the Senate in 2016, little did she know that she was on a road taken by a growing number of politicians, one that leads to incarceration. These include former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Joseph Estrada, former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, and Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla. And if the “tradition” of Read More …

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Source: philstar.com   MANILA, Philippines – Rights group Selda on Thursday called on the Aquino administration again to free the elderly and sick political detainees. The group reiterated its plea following the release of poet activist Ericson Acosta from detention on Tuesday. “What remains true is that no person should be held in detention, charged with trumped-up cases, and stripped of his rights because of Read More …

Brig. Gen. Lim is to be commended for standing up for his right to refuse admitting guilt to a crime he was not convicted of.   It’s like entering a “guilty” plea in exchange for his freedom.  So, what’s P-Noy going to do now?  Send Lim back to detention as a “political prisoner”?  There is the man who has cojones, something that a lot of the Read More …

President Aquino should adopt De Venecia’s general amnesty proposal. Most of the political detainees were arrested during the Arroyo regime under suspicious circumstances. It was not uncommon for a person who was critical of Arroyo to end up dead, missing or detained. According to Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casiño, “there are 369 political detainees as of Oct. 31, including the 359 who were jailed Read More …

DECEMBER 5 MEDIA ADVISORY On the Dec.6 is the 10th month of illegal detention of the Morong 43. This will be the 4th Day of their hunger strike, relatives and supporters are also on solidarity fasting while other political detainees in other parts of the country have also went into hunger strike. Schedule for Dec. 6 will be as follows : 10am- program in front Read More …