Political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa hold fasting, hunger strike

Jan. 13, 2016

DAVAO CITY – Political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa started their fasting and hunger strike to condemn the death of an elderly political detainee.

The strike will last until the burial of Eduardo Serrano, the NDF peace consultant who died on Friday after more than 11 years in detention.

In a statement, the political prisoners said they joined other political prisoners across the country in going on fasting and hunger strike starting with the southward funeral march today.

They said Serrano “suffered a snail-paced course of justice and was held as a political prisoner for more than 11 years.”

“Words fail us in expressing the depth of our collective rage at the gross injustice and violations of human rights, and of peace agreements that we, political prisoners, have long been suffering,” they said.

The detainees also called for Serrano and other victims of injustice. (davaotoday.com)

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