According to Karapatan, these political prisoners were wrongfully arrested and rights have been violated in the course of their arrest.
Category: Human Rights
“History shows that the state’s army and police officers are plagued by a culture of machismo, fascism, corruption, and a lack of respect for international humanitarian law. We remember names like Jovito Palparan, Hermogenes Esperon, Eduardo Año, Debold Sinas, Jonel Nuezca, among others.”
“The Party denounces the gross inhumane treatment of the elderly revolutionaries who have lived lives in service of the oppressed and exploited masses.”
“We condemn the continuing weaponization of the law that is used to arrest and detain activists without bail. No due process was observed in this case as the respondents say that they were not duly informed of the case.”
“This should also serve as a warning to the current regime for essentially continuing Duterte’s policies on the drug war.”
“In the Philippines there is no such thing as finality when you are poor and political. Because if you are rich or the son of a king of a department, you are a very important prisoner, your case will get decided for 75 days but for the poor and political and those targeted by the government, there is no end to their legal problems.”
“It would be unfair for the public, for those who helped us if we will not talk about what happened. We owe the public the truth.”
Detained Tacloban-based community journalist Frenchie Mae Cumpio celebrated her 24th birthday today with two court hearings over trumped-up cases filed against her.
Rights group DEFEND Southern Tagalog condemned the decision, asserting that the DOJ’s insistence on “presumption of regularity” is a “grave injustice.”
Danilo Gumanao said his daughter was able to reach out to them on Sunday, Jan. 15, asking to be rescued in a resort in Carmen, Cebu. She said they were left by their abductors at the said resort.
“Cellphones were not where they were left, tables were moved, windows are open, doors show clear signs of forced entry.”