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Jail Warden faces complaints at Taguig courts for violation of political prisoners’ rights

Male political prisoners of Special Intensive Care Area 1 – Metro Manila District Jail in Camp Bagong Diwa filed on January 27 a Joint Manifestation at the Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 266 and Branch 271 to require S/Supt. Michelle Ng Bonto to explain violations of the rights of political prisoners.  Bonto is the current warden of the Special Intensive Care Area-1 at Camp Bagong Diwa. 

Karapatan slams arrest of NDFP consultant and Bautista's possible appointment as GPH peace panel chief

"Actions speak louder than words. The arrest of another peace consultant, Rogelio Posadas, and Gen. Emmanuel Bautista's possible appointment as chair of Aquino’s peace panel with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines contradict whatever hints of openness Aquino is trying to put on with regards to peace,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said. 

Stop the attacks against peoples’ lawyers

We at Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights - Philippines express our full support and solidarity with the peoples’ lawyers in the Philippines in their call to stop the attacks against human rights lawyers and to render justice to the lawyers who were ruthlessly killed and those who became subjects of attacks because of their work and advocacies as peoples’ lawyers.

Nationwide hunger strike ends, call to release all political prisoners continue

Political prisoners’ nationwide hunger strike/fast ended on January 19, where almost all of the 491 political detainees in more than 50 jails took part from January 15-19. The political prisoners’ hunger strike/fast was the highlight of the “Free All Political Prisoners” campaign held during the Papal visit to dramatize before the public the plight of political prisoners inside jails, and to call on Pope Francis to intercede for their immediate release. 
 
 
 

 

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