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Rights group slams continuous detention of ailing political prisoner
The human rights group also alleged that authorities “planted pieces of evidence” and “perjured testimonies” against the accused
Rights group demands immediate release of political prisoners
“Clearly, petitioners’ right against unreasonable search and seizures was blatantly trampled upon,” Gaspar-Gito said in the decision
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