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Letters from prison

"Are you truly free out there? Or have you resigned yourselves to be shackled by the chains of your fears, your anxieties, your apathy?"

Philippine bishop calls for release of elderly prisoner, son

The bishop said he is still holding on to hope that the country’s justice system “works and cares for those who have less in life”

Myanmar junta frees thousands of detainees in amnesty

Observers say the move is a bid to appease the international community at a time when the junta is facing both global and domestic pressure

On Father’s Day, labor groups call for release of detained unionist...

At least 600 political prisoners are currently detained in various jails across the country, at least 60 of whom are considered sickly

Catholic bishop wants prisoners, detainees included in COVID-19 vaccination program

The bishop said persons deprived of liberty are vulnerable to COVID-19 due to the situation in the country's jails and prisons

North Korea enslaving political prisoners to fund weapons program, report says

UN estimates up to 200,000 people are held in a vast network of gulags run by Stasi-like secret police

Pope Francis calls on Myanmar to free political prisoners

In his annual "state of the world" address, the pope urged Myanmar's military leaders to return to the path of democracy

No New Year’s feast for an activist’s child in Philippines’ detention...

There were no family nor friends in the detention cell where the baby, Randall Emmanuel, spent the holidays

Manila bishop reminds Philippine police to follow ‘God’s command’

Policemen try to disperse a crowd outside a church in Tondo, Manila, during Mass to mark the 40th day since the death of Baby River

Manila Catholic bishop scores ‘inhuman conditions’ in Philippine jails

A church group said measures to avoid COVID-19 infection among prisoners might not be enough to prevent the spread of the disease

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