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BY BULATLAT New York-based Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine authorities to immediately release labor lawyer Atty. Remigio Saladero. Saladero, legal counsel of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested October 23 by combined elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Military Intelligence Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.…

BY BULATLAT The chief legal counsel of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested yesterday around 1 p.m. by state agents. Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr. was arrested in his residence in Antipolo City by combined police and military elements led by the Antipolo Police and Military Intelligence Group 4A of the Intelligence Services…

BY BULATLAT The Department of Justice opposed the medical request of political detainee Randall Echanis, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-Philippine Peasant Movement) said. Echanis is the KMP deputy secretary general for external affairs. He was arrested in April this year for trumped-up charges of murder. He is now detained at the Manila City Jail.…

BY BULATLAT An organization of political prisoners added its voice to the condemnation of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s issuance of executive clemency to convicted murderer Claudio Teehankee. Donato Continente, spokesperson for political prisoners of Selda (Society of Ex-Detainees against Detention and for Amnesty), said, “How easy it is for this government to free a child killer…

BY BULATLAT The chapter of GABRIELA in Negros condemned the ‘unlawful arrest’ of Mary Grace Delicano. Delicano, 34, was arrested Sept. 25, around 3 p.m. by elements of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) and the intelligence unit of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army. She was at a waiting shed of the…

Even without martial law, the Macapagal-Arroyo government has arrested and detained hundreds of activists. Worse, most political prisoners have been slapped with trumped-up criminal charges. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Human rights group Karapatan’s (Alliance for the Advancement of Human Rights) records show that there are 218 political prisoners in the country…

BY BULATLAT September 15, 2008 – 2:18 p.m. Relatives of political prisoners and members of Tagaytay 5 held a protest in front of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) today around 10:30 a.m. They demanded the release of all political prisoners in the country. Tagaytay 5 is a collective term referring to five farmers namely…

Randall Echanis, of the militant peasant organization the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is not the only political prisoner of the Arroyo regime. There are currently 240 prisoners in detention by the count of Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), an organization dedicated to helping political prisoners. BY LARISSA MAE…

Ni Rey Tamayo, Jr. Inilathala ng Bulatlat Bagama’t malaya bilanggo ang isip Sa bangis ng takot na mula sa hukay; Ang hapong katawan ngayo’y ginigipit. O’ kasalanan ba maging taga-akay? Ng tunay na batas pilit pinapatay; Bagama’t malaya bilanggo ang isip. Sa minsang pagsigaw, paghingi ng gabay Ang naging kapalit hapdi n’ya ring latay; Ang…

A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa after suffering from severe diarrhea and mental disturbance. By DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in…