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Just like the release of Cuban 5, SELDA calls Pope Francis to intercede for the release of political prisoner

As the group hails the release of Cuban 5, SELDA also called on Pope Francis to intercede for the release of youth political prisoners Guiller Martin Cadano and Gerald Salonga and all political prisoners.
"We have joined the campaign for the release of the Cuban 5 for many years. Learning that Pope Francis interceded for their release gave us hope that he will listen to our pleas," Jigs Clamor, SELDA national coordinator said. 

Karapatan to AFP-PNP: Nothing to brag about your bounty money

“It’s the year’s end and the AFP-PNP are just divvying up the booty,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay on the reported awarding of P12.1 million to “four informants” who helped in the capture of alleged Abu Sayyaf members and a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Loida Magpatoc. 

Political prisoners write letters to Pope Francis, to hold fast on his arrival

As the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines nears, political prisoners gear up to be heard. Many political prisoners wrote letters addressed to the Pope to call for support for their freedom. 

Manilakbayan files complaint vs QCPD on Times St. dispersal

Peasant leader Antonio Flores, activists from Southern Tagalog, and delegates of the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao filed a complaint against officials and members of the Quezon City Police District in connection with the violent dispersal of protesters during the November 29 protest action in front of Pres. Benigno Aquino’s residence in Times Street, Quezon City. The complaint was filed before the Commission on Human Rights on December 12, two days after the commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Killings under Aquino marked by torture,brutality

“The US torture report on the CIA's crimes affirms the continuing policy and practice of torture and other rights violations by the US government. The US government transports this practice to its neo-colonies to subvert the sovereignty of nations and peoples’ rights. Its US counter-insurgency guide of 2009, and all its counter-insurgency programs in the past, has caused numerous violations of peoples’ rights in various countries such as the Philippines. Photocopies of the US counterinsurgency programs are laid out and transformed into operational plans by their puppet regimes and domestic troops. Thus, the BS Aquino regime’s Oplan Bayanihan that is implemented by the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said. 

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