May 25, 2015     Philippines
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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

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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.”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Tiamzon couple hearing suspended as QC Justice hall shuts down

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

Lawyers of Tiamzon couple seek dismissal of charges

"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

Rights advocates hold alternative ‘Santacruzan for justice, peace’

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

Women political prisoners are ‘great mothers’ – rights groups

“Great mothers like them should be honored and treasured, not imprisoned and persecuted.”

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Groups slam arrest of Ka Roger’s pregnant daughter

“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

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