Monday, January 19th, 2015
Pope Francis has already left the country, but the Aquino government has yet to release a single political prisoner.
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Monday, January 12th, 2015
“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
“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
“The right of Maria Miradel Torres as a mother and her newborn’s right are interrelated and cannot be considered separate issues.”
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court suspended work today, as peasants and activists protested on its grounds and called for the release of political prisoners Wilma and Benito Tiamzon.
Monday, May 19th, 2014
"We are political prisoners who have been charged in violation of the Hernandez doctrine, People vs Hernandez (99 Phil 515,July 18,1956) People vs Geronimo (100 Phil 90,October 13, 1956) and therefore should be freed." -- Tiamzon couple
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
MANILA –Children of political prisoners and of victims of enforced disappearances participated in an alternative Santacruzan held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, May 17. Hustisya, an organization of families of victims of human rights violations, made...
Monday, May 12th, 2014
“Great mothers like them should be honored and treasured, not imprisoned and persecuted.”
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
“This is a clear violation of the rights of Rosal. Aside from the fabricated charges filed against her, she should have been released due to her condition.” – Karapatan
Friday, January 17th, 2014
” Sarmiento’s conviction, despite glaring evidence to the contrary, may be a sign of government’s bad faith in fulfilling its purported commitment to address the peace situation in the country.” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers