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“My continued detention shows that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines is not serious in lifting the suspension of the Jasig. There is political pressure to keep me in jail. But they are no match against the mass movement who spared no effort in their support,” Principe said. View pictures. Watch video.

Principe Finally Freed from Camp Crame Jail
Military Blocks Release of Political Prisoner

Relatives and friends of Elizabeth Principe, the political prisoner released this afternoon from Camp Crame, held a protest rally in front of the police headquarters to demand Principe’s freedom. In picture if Evangeline Hernandez, secretary-general of Hustisya!, a group of families of victims of human-rights abuses. (Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea / bulatlat.com) Lorena Santos,…

Elizabeth Principe’s release followed a protest by supporters today in front of Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, and after Principe held a brief hunger strike to denounce the military’s attempt to prevent her from being freed despite a court order dismissing all charges against her.

Earlier: Military Blocks Release of Political Prisoner

“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”

Human rights advocates staged a protest in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the continuing detention of Elizabeth Principle, a consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the peace negotiations with the government. Members of the Society of Ex-Detainees for Liberation, against Detention and for Amnesty and Health Action for Human Rights…

Detained National Democratic Front consultant Elizabeth Prinsipe is heartened after an Ilocos regional trial court judge dismissed the rebellion charges against her and ordered her release. It’s one down, three more pending cases to go, for Prinsipe. BY ROD TAJON HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur (347 kms. north…