“If the government could release Enrile, why not the political prisoners? They are not criminals.”
Tags: women political prisoners
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Already there are 356 political detainees in the country, with 78 of them having been arrested on the orders of the Aquino administration’s armed and judicial forces. Almost half or 35 of them are women. Also 153 women have already fallen victim to extrajudicial killings since 2001, with six of them killed under the watch of the Benigno Aquino III administration.
Members of Gabriela trooped to the residence of president elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to demand freedom of women and all political prisoners. According to Gabriela, 61 of the 344 political prisoners under the Arroyo regime are women.