Political prisoners launch week-long fast to call for the release
of all political prisoners through a general amnesty
Misamis oriental and Metro Manila
July 17, 2012
Political Prisoners in the Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail launched its week-long fast to call for the release of All Political Prisoners through General Unconditional and Omnibus Amnesty... July 16, 2012, 2:00-5:00 pm, Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail, Cagayan de Oro City
|Photos courtesy of Karapatan-National and Karapatan-CDO as indicated by the filenames|
IN AQUINO’S TWO YEARS IN MALACAṄANG:
Although past regimes and the present one branded us
“enemies of the state” it is nonetheless comforting that the Filipino
masses hailed us as friends of the People for it is the people’s welfare,
the people’s demand for equality, for justice and freedom from domestic
and foreign exploitation and oppression that hitherto we are fighter for.
It is the belief that has landed three hundred sixty
three (363) principled people to various prison and detention centers
nationwide including ten (10) political prisoners in the Northern Mindanao
The struggle for national liberation and democracy is
an imprescriptible and inalienable right. It is guaranteed by natural,
moral and universal laws of humanity. Even the American Declaration of
independence clearly stipulated that it is right to rebel against an
unjust and oppressive system.
Thus it is wrong, very very wrong to align us
revolutionaries on the same place with common criminals for what we seek
is to ensure that the political status of our country be free from any
foreign interference and domination.
This July 16 to 23, 2012 we added up our voices in
joining the resounding calls of political prisoners in prisons and
detention centers nationwide: Free ALL Political Prisoners through a
General, Unconditional and Omnibus Amnesty Proclamation!.
If Burma’s military-backed president did release the
more or less six hundred fifty nine (659) political prisoners why can’t
Aquino III do the same to three hundred sixty three (363) political
prisoners in the country languishing in jails and detention centers?.
July 17, 2012