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Kin of political prisoners protest Pemberton pardon, urge SC to act on 5-month plea

“Where is justice when a US soldier convicted of homicide over the killing of Jennifer Laude was granted absolute pardon while hundreds of incarcerated Filipinos languish in prisons because of fabricated and baseless charges meant to silence them from speaking against government injustices.”

Heartless, petitioners say of OSG’s opposition to release of sick, elderly prisoners

“The humane treatment of persons under detention and their release from prison in the midst of a raging pandemic are in consonance with international laws, among them the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to which the Philippines is a state party.”

Kin, supporters utilize social media in a bid to #FreePoliticalPrisonersPH

“As threats of the COVID-19 worsen day after day, congestion in prison facilities poses great risks to the health of prisoners, who, contrary to the government’s stand, are in no way safe from the dangers of the pandemic.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Different groups and individuals took to social media their…

SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19

“(We) pray that they be released on humanitarian considerations through bail, recognizance or other non-custodial measures. The continued incarceration of the sick and elderly would be a virtual death sentence.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Relatives of political prisoners filed a petition with the Supreme Court today, April 8, seeking for the…

Open letter of appeal for an ‘Iran Solution’ for Philippine prisons

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…