August 30, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Police bars judge trying Tiamzon spouses from entering Crame

“It is ironic that our letter signed by the judge was honored. But the judge herself was not allowed to enter.”

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Portrayal | Exhibit gives faces to ‘the invisible’

The human rights group Karapatan currently holds an art exhibit to bolster its campaign to free political prisoners all over the country. “Portrayal” shows over 50 portraits of political prisoners — people whom the group said government...

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Tea

(for Sharon Cabusao) I came to know you through tea. We usually had tea during or after meals, while sampling tidbits we shared from our lives, taking a break from our agenda. I came to know you...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Groups seek CHR intervention for detained activist-writer et al

“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Rosanna Cabusao, an activist, writer, women’s rights advocate, mother

“It was as if they were after Osama Bin Laden. Sa ganda kong ito? Pambihira naman.”

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Spirit of freedom captured in poetry

“Ericson Acosta was physically in prison but his creative imagination and his political resistance soared above dismal conditions and made him free.”

Monday, January 19th, 2015

‘Call for release of political prisoners does not end with Pope’s visit’

Pope Francis has already left the country, but the Aquino government has yet to release a single political prisoner.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Fast

Fast

Monday, January 12th, 2015

#DearPope | Political prisoners start ‘hunger strike’

“We, victims of political imprisonment in our country hope that Your Holiness may be able to help in pressing for the return of the lost freedom and other rights of political prisoners.”

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Pope Francis urged to intercede to free Filipino political prisoners

“Our political prisoners are like the Cuban 5, slapped and imprisoned for trumped-up charges. We appeal for the Pope’s intervention.”

Friday, December 5th, 2014

#FreeMiradelTorres | Political detainee gets two months with newborn son

“The right of Maria Miradel Torres as a mother and her newborn’s right are interrelated and cannot be considered separate issues.”

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