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Karapatan: Baby River’s death is on the Duterte government

As Reina Mae Nasino and her family lay Baby River to rest today, we join them in deep mourning and indignation. There are no words to describe this terrible loss but a grave and cruel injustice not only to Baby River, Reina Mae Nasino, and their grieving family — but above all, the Baby River’s death is an act of injustice against the Filipino people.

On the continuing acts of cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino

Karapatan denounces the blatant and continuing acts of cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino. We believe that these are not mere random displays of heartlessness and barbarity; these are policy actions by no less than the Duterte government which has effected the highly questionable arrests and case against Reina Mae and her colleagues. 

Karapatan: Reduction of Reina Mae Nasino’s furlough a merciless act of torture and injustice

The reduction of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino's furlough is a “merciless act of torture and injustice” human rights alliance Karapatan stated, as the group led various human rights advocates indignation protest today at the Commission on Human Rights Liwasang Diokno to denounce the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 47’s decision to lessen Nasino’s furlough from three days to two days at three hours each after the Manila City Jail (MCJ) Female Dormitory wrote a letter to the court yesterday, October 13, opposing the court’s earlier de

On the granting of furlough for Reina Mae Nasino

Granting Reina Mae Nasino a three-day furlough is a welcome act of compassion and reprieve for a mother who has already suffered too much cruelty — from an unjust imprisonment due to trumped-up charges, to being separated from her child right after giving birth, and now, the loss of her child. This court decision may be largely due to efforts of Reina Mae Nasino and her family, lawyers, human rights groups, and the general public to shed light on the issue.

Karapatan pleads to court: grant furlough to Reina Mae Nasino to allow her to properly grieve Baby River's death

Reina Mae Nasino endured her pregnancy behind bars, imprisoned over trumped-up charges. She pleaded to courts to grant her temporary humanitarian release for the delicate condition of bringing a child to the world amid the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country’s overcongested prisons — and yet the courts refused to listen.