Make The Butcher Palparan pay dearly for all his capital crimes against the people

From the political prisoners at Camp Bagong Diwa

We, political prisoners, are glad that one of the most notorious fascist butchers of social activists and even of innocent masses has at last been caught and now held in jail—at least as of now. 

Update on political prisoners’ fast: NBP PPs marched inside NBP compound in peach armbands—SELDA

The political detainees at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa joined other political prisoners in the country in holding a fast from July 25 until July 28, in time for BS Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA). The fast intends to highlight the call to “Jail the plunderers, free all political prisoners”.

Female political prisoners question the construction of "first class jail"--SELDA

Female political prisoners at the Taguig City Jail (TCJ) slammed the BS Aquino government for constructing a "first class jail" meant only for high profile detainees such as pork barrel scammers Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce-Enrile, and other personalities like Atty. Gigi Reyes and Janet Napoles.


Political prisoner Andrea Rosal supports impeachment case vs. Aquino

In a statement released from prison, Andrea Rosal extends her support to the impeachment case filed by the anti-pork groups led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan against BS Aquino. Rosal said she could not remain silent while Aquino and his cohorts freely plunder the people’s money.

Statement of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria-Tiamzon on Supt. Mario Malana

Supt. Mario Malana, Chief of the PNP Crame Custodial Center, and other rank and file police personnel, seem to be sacrificial lambs in the VIP treatment of pork barrel biggies and the overstaying visit brouhaha. His relief from his post, while at first blush seemingly laudable, may actually be diverting the need for sincere attention and pinning ultimate responsibility from the reported sweetheart deals by PNP superiors and mercenary politicians with these high-maintenance celebrity detainees. 

Claims Board should recognize 9,539 class suit members – SELDA

9,539, not 6,000.

SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) challenged the Benigno Aquino- appointed Human Rights Victims Claims Board to categorically and publicly state that it recognizes the 9,539 martial law victims as those covered by “conclusive presumption” under the RA 10368, the Human Rights Victims Recognition and Reparation Law. The more than 9,000 victims and the 24 direct action plaintiffs were those who filed and won the class action suit filed in a Hawaii court against former Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Response of Tiamzon and Austria to Rina Jimenez-David’s column on “Cats and Dogs”

In her April 1 column “Dogs and Cats”, Ms. Rina Jimenez-David has given a smirking take on our arrest. She has chosen to skim through the froth of the official version, or rather official versions of the arrest and related issues and in doing so, she has joined in muddling some real questions.

SELDA files certiorari at SC; demands nullification of Gen. Sarmiento's appointment

Continuing protest vs Aquino's HR Victims Claims Board  
On the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power I, Martial Law victims led by former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo filed a petition today asking the Supreme Court to nullify the appointment of PNP Gen. Lina Castillo-Sarmiento as chairperson of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board, the formation of which Pres. BS Aquino announced on February 13, 2014. 

SELDA: Pagtatalaga ni BS Aquino ng PNP General na mamumuno sa Claims’ Board “Sukdulang insulto at kawalang-puso sa mga biktima!”

Ibinulalas ng SELDA ang pandidiri sa itinalagang retiradong police general na si PNP Director Lina Castillo-Sarmiento bilang tagapangulo ng Human Rights Victims Claims Board, na siyang magpoproseso ng pagkilala at bayad-pinsala sa mga biktima ng Batas Militar.

Political prisoners’ fast on its 2nd week, call for release remains unheard—Selda

“As former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste walks out of prison, 449 political prisoners, who were wrongfully accused of criminal offenses because of their political beliefs, will have to spend Christmas again in jail. Some 28 of them are elderly like Leviste. They, too, deserve to be out of prison. Afterall, they are not criminals,” said Marie Hilao-Enriquez, chairperson of SELDA and Karapatan.
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