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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…

Wife of political prisoner decries inhumane treatment

By 3 p.m., Badayos finally got inside the inspection area. Two female jail guards asked her to lift her shirt and she was frisked from the breast down. She was then asked to pull her pants and underwear down to her knees. She was instructed to bend forward and hop three times. One of the guards placed a mirror between her legs and asked her to emit a cough. It was only then she was allowed to go.

Political prisoners in Bicutan reject planned transfer to local jails

“It is only now that the NTF’s top brass is pressing to disperse and isolate individuals and to expose them to harsher and less secure conditions.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eight political prisoners detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig denounced plans by the National Task Force to End Local…