Friday, April 16, 2010

Other political prisoners join solidarity fasting for the Morong 43

Political prisoners from all over the country will join the fasting of the detained health workers, their relatives and supporters tomorrow, April 17 as an expression of their rage against the PNP’s refusal to accommodate the health workers in Camp Crame and the AFP’s defiance of the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) order to bring the 43 to the commission hearings.

According to Dr. Julie Caguiat, they will go on a continuous 24-hour fasting until the health workers are transferred to Camp Crame. She said that the health workers detained at Camp Capinpin will also hold their own fasting and refuse to eat their daily ration to show their indignation on the AFP’s disobedience to CHR summons and their failed transfer to Camp Crame.

“We are overwhelmed at the flow of support especially those that come from political prisoners. Like the 43 health workers, they are detained because of ridiculous and trumped up charges that were never proven. Their civil and political rights are trampled and they are also subjected to physical and psychological torture. Indeed, the 43 are not alone in the struggle for justice,” Dr. Caguiat added.

The fasting will commence at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 17 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City and will continue until the health workers are transferred to Camp Crame in Quezon City.##


Julie Caguiat
Celphone Number: 0909 113 3038

Philip Paraan
Media Officer
Celphone Number: 0919 486 1580

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