Tags: political prisoners

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.”

First Person | Baby blues

Will the courts show compassion and grant Ina provisional liberty so she could care for and nurse her baby girl somewhere safe? Will they recognize Ina’s right to breastfeed her child who equally has the right to her breastmilk? Ina’s breastmilk is her baby girl’s natural immunization and best source of nourishment, especially at this time when her organs have not fully matured and there is a raging pandemic.

UN expert reiterates call to release political prisoners

“Politicians must be told that by keeping political prisoners in prison, they are making the fight against the virus more difficult.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — A United Nations official urged governments anew to release all political prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a webinar organized by Ecuvoice on May 29, UN…

Prison deaths underreported, watchdog says

“The Philippines is facing a real catastrophe if nothing is done to improve the dire health and overcrowding situation in its jails.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human Rights Watch claimed that the Philippine government has not fully reported prison deaths, and raised concerns that COVID-19 is spreading…