“Now, more than ever, governments should release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners and others detained simply for expressing critical or dissenting views.”
To: Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra Bureau of Corrections Director General Gerald Bantag Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Director Allan Iral The Philippine prison system has the highest congestion rate in the world at 605%. Overcrowded cells and the direst lack of the barest essentials for health—nutritious food, clean…
By 3 p.m., Badayos finally got inside the inspection area. Two female jail guards asked her to lift her shirt and she was frisked from the breast down. She was then asked to pull her pants and underwear down to her knees. She was instructed to bend forward and hop three times. One of the guards placed a mirror between her legs and asked her to emit a cough. It was only then she was allowed to go.
The families also seek a dialogue with the BJMP officials “to put a stop to such unreasonable, illegal and unjust prohibitions that violate the right of families and friends of political prisoners to visit them.”
“We hope and pray that the BJMP will fulfill its assurances to Kapatid.”
“It is only now that the NTF’s top brass is pressing to disperse and isolate individuals and to expose them to harsher and less secure conditions.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eight political prisoners detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig denounced plans by the National Task Force to End Local…
“Political prisoners are a symbol of unpeace and injustice. They must be freed.”