So the people may know: Ericson Acosta’s Counter-affidavit

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Human Rights, Socio-Political
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Click image to view PDF file of Ericson Acosta’s counter-affidavit which was filed today, April 11,  before the prosecutor in Calbayog City.

Cultural worker and activist Acosta continues to fight for his freedom against the trumped-up charges filed against him. In his counter-affidavit, he exposes the violations of his constitutional rights when he was arrested without warrant, subjected to prolonged interrogation, held by the military for 56 hours before being brought to the police.  Acosta remains detained at the Calbayog sub-provincial jail. He is one of more than 300 political prisoners presently detained by the Philippine government.

The Calbayog prosecutor, who is conducting a preliminary investigation, will now determine if the case will be filed in court.

We stand with him in his fight for freedom. We stand for the protection of his rights and the dropping of the trumped-up charges.

We stand with all political prisoners who are demanding immediate release.

Visit to Ericson, April 6, 2011, Calbayog sub-provincial jail

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