Political prisoners to hold week-long fasting
Dennis Carcamo (The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2014 - 2:57pm

MANILA, Philippines - Political prisoners nationwide are set to holding a week-long fasting in line with the observance of the International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Starting Wednesday, more than 400 political prisoners in different detention facilities nationwide will fast until December 10.

Meanwhile, members of rights groups Karapatan and Selda and numerous peace advocates will also hold  a picket in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ) main office in Manila to call on the government to free all political prisoners in the country.

The groups' members will also hold a program at the Manila Regional Trial Court on Wednesday for the hearing of multiple murder case of alleged communist leaders Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria, Rafael Baylosis, Randall Echaniz, Vicente Ladlad, and Makabayan Chair Satur Ocampo. 

The groups will then march to DOJ building at Padre Faura Street to call for the withdrawal of the filing of the charges against the suspected leaders of the communist movement. 

BENITO TIAMZON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY KARAPATAN AND SELDA MAKABAYAN CHAIR SATUR OCAMPO MANILA REGIONAL TRIAL COURT PADRE FAURA STREET RAFAEL BAYLOSIS RANDALL ECHANIZ STARTING WEDNESDAY VICENTE LADLAD
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