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‘Political prisoners remain in jails’

Manila, Philippines – The National Union of People’s Lawyers or (NUPL) Tuesday reiterated that there are some 360 political prisoners still languishing in various jails around the country contrary to claims by Malacañang that there are no more political prisoners.

Atty. Edre Olalia, NUPL Secretary General, made the assertion in reaction to the recent statement issued by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, who reportedly boldly claimed there were no more political prisoners in the Philippines.

“Three hundred sixty political prisoners still languish in Philippine jails contrary to Malacañang’s denial,” Olalia said in a statement. (Francis T. Wakefield)