Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration.
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By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – Ten political prisoners who had just been released from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) are now calling for the freedom of the many other political prisoners still languishing in various jails and prisons around the country. The 10 political prisoners were convicted of trumped-up charges, varying in intensity…
A victim of the country’s slow judicial process, Elmer Torres spent a decade of his life in prison and yet, he was never convicted. But now, he is free.
Former political prisoner Ronald Lucero has spent 17 years in jail, but he takes it all as part of the struggle.
Charged with trumped-up criminal cases, Jose Ceriales has been in prison since he was only 22. He recently walked out a free man at age 54.