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A humanitarian appeal to U.S. President Barack Obama
On Political Prisoners
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:59

A HUMANITARIAN APPEAL TO U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Obama:

I write this letter to appeal for your urgent and personal intervention in the spirit of respect for human dignity as it is understood all over the world. This is in connection with my petition for release from prison addressed to the Philippine government regarding the killing of U.S. Army Col. James Rowe happened in April 1989, Quezon City, Philippines.

I am Juanito T. Itaas, arrested, charged, prosecuted and convicted in relation to the death of Col. James Rowe. I am now serving sentence at the national penitentiary here in the Philippines for more than two decades already. Indeed, I sympathize to the family and loved ones of Col. James Rowe, to the American people and others who were offended, violated and deeply hurt by the transgressions and inappropriate actions. Like them I suffer the same agony of being separated from my loved ones. I have suffered more than enough.

As an advocate of peace and reconciliation among nations, Mr. President, I implore your Christian sense of mercy and compassion as you certainly believe in second chances. Your considerate action to my plea is a key factor for the realization of my renewed life as a law-abiding citizen and as a God-fearing person.

Right now, the most cherished and persistent wish I have is to be a full-time father to my son and two daughters who were conceived during conjugal visits at the New Bilibid Prison. My children never experienced what a normal and happy family life is all about.

Additionally, I firmly believe in one of your guiding principles as a leader and as a family man. – A strong nation is made up of strong families. Every family deserves the chance to make a better future for themselves and their children. I know that strong families will always be front and center of your agenda, Mr. President.

Being a good and responsible father to your two lovely daughters, here I am, a father also who desires to provide, inspire and support my children with the help of my wife; and by doing so I can be an instrument to have a strong family despite a life-threatening illness that affects my health. This is now my only goal and motivation in life. By God’s grace, your valuable help and crucial intervention will help me succeed in this humble aspiration.

Given the present situation, I appeal once more and with great sense of benevolence, Mr. President, to consider a favorable humanitarian action regarding my condition.

God bless you mightily!

Respectfully,

Juanito T. Itaas
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Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 15:03
 
Urgent Appeal: (PHILIPPINES) Four members of a local community organization were arrested and suffered injuries during a forced eviction
On Political Prisoners
Monday, 17 March 2014 17:53

URGENT APPEAL

 

March 14, 2014

 

(PHILIPPINES) Four members of a local community organization were arrested and suffered injuries during a forced eviction

 

ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Forced Eviction; Harassment; Physical Injuries; Abuse of Authority

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Dear friends,

 

The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the arbitrary arrest of four human rights defenders who also suffered injuries during a forced eviction in Muntinlupa City.

 

If you wish to make any inquiries please contact the Research, Documentation and Information Program of TFDP. Kindly email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call +632 4378054.

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Case Title: HRD Muntinlupa

Cases: Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Forced Eviction; Harassment; Physical Injuries; Abuse of Authority

Name of Victims: Dondito Albasin, Sr., 56; Michael Poticar, 39; Alberto Jojo Llantada, 21; Virgina Barrios,28

Date of Incident: March 12, 2014

Place of Incident: Kilometer 23 West Service Road, Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City

Alleged Perpetrators: Police Senior Inspector Jocelyn V. Carino (male); a certain Major Salvadora (female) alleged police intelligence Aguirre

Motive: Obstruction of Justice

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 17:57
 
Political Detainees freed on Human Rights Day
On Political Prisoners
Friday, 13 December 2013 14:57
PRESS RELEASE
December 13, 2013
Political Detainees freed on Human Rights Day
Three (3) Muslim victims of arbitrary arrest and detention were released last December 10, 2013, Human Rights Day after the Taguig Regional Trial Court’s decision that they were victims of mistaken identity.
Mujeener Dagam Cabalo and his two other co-accused were released from the Special Intensive Care Area of the Camp Bagong Diwa under the decision of Taguig City RTC 266 Honorable Judge Toribio E. Ilao, Jr.  The three were released because it was proven that they were not the same person charged in the information issued by authorities.
According to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), on March 5, 2013 at about 9:00am, around ten joint operatives of the Mindanao Area Police Intelligence Office (MAPIO), Regional Intelligence Division (RID),Regional Public Safety Battalion 9, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9, arrested Mujeenar Dagam Cabalo, allegedly a suspect in a bombing incident that happened in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato in October 2007.
Based from TFDP’s documentation, the victim was arrested right after he was discharged from Ciudad Medical Zamboanga due to his heart ailment in February 2013. He was brought to the police station in the Municipality of Sta. Maria in Zamboanga City, where he was interviewed and taken mug shots and documentation. Mujeenar narrated that at the station, the police confiscated his mobile phone, then moments later they returned it to him but he noticed that all of his contacts had been deleted.
According to Cabalo, the police showed them a warrant of arrest for a certain “Aman Kabalu”, of which the family said that it was not him. The police showed a picture of a pale and thin picture of him that was probably taken recently and contained the name of certain Aman Kabalu. The police refused to be identified after being asked by the victim’s wife and the victim himself.
Cabalo is a resident of Latuan Baluno, Isabela City, Basilan Province, Island of Mindanao and a madrasah teacher since 2007. He was confined at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga, Zamboanga City in Mindanao on February 22, 2013 due to heart ailment.
“There are instances that there are Muslims being arbitrarily arrested on the basis of similar names. And there are reports that this is being resorted to because there is reward money,” said Emmanuel Amistad, Executive Director of TFDP.
Mujeener Dagam Cabalo is one of the more than three hundred political prisoners and detainees who were victims of arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and political incarceration in the country.
“Unfortunately, the victim (Cabalo) is afraid for his safety because of information received from sources that he might be arrested again. This information came from Mindanao that the Police still looking for possibilities to implicate him in another case.” Rita Melecio, Deputy Executive Director of TFDP said.
“Despite the Peace Talks, arrests and detention of Muslims continue under the banner of “war on terror’,” added Melecio.
The two (2) co-accused of Mujeenar namely, Muaweya Masabpi and Tohame Usman whom the prosecution witness failed to identify during the Preliminary Investigation were also released on Human Rights day. ###
For more details pls contact:
Egay Cabalitan, TFDP Advocacy Staff, 09288443717, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Rita Melecio, TFDP Deputy Exec. Director, 09352016738, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
PRESS RELEASE
December 13, 2013
Political Detainees freed on Human Rights Day
Three (3) Muslim victims of arbitrary arrest and detention were released last December 10, 2013, Human Rights Day after the Taguig Regional Trial Court’s decision that they were victims of mistaken identity.
Mujeener Dagam Cabalo and his two other co-accused were released from the Special Intensive Care Area of the Camp Bagong Diwa under the decision of Taguig City RTC 266 Honorable Judge Toribio E. Ilao, Jr.  The three were released because it was proven that they were not the same person charged in the information issued by authorities.
According to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), on March 5, 2013 at about 9:00am, around ten joint operatives of the Mindanao Area Police Intelligence Office (MAPIO), Regional Intelligence Division (RID),Regional Public Safety Battalion 9, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9, arrested Mujeenar Dagam Cabalo, allegedly a suspect in a bombing incident that happened in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato in October 2007.
Based from TFDP’s documentation, the victim was arrested right after he was discharged from Ciudad Medical Zamboanga due to his heart ailment in February 2013. He was brought to the police station in the Municipality of Sta. Maria in Zamboanga City, where he was interviewed and taken mug shots and documentation. Mujeenar narrated that at the station, the police confiscated his mobile phone, then moments later they returned it to him but he noticed that all of his contacts had been deleted.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 14:58
 
Petition for the release of Political Prisoners and Detainees and for Proclaiming December 7 as Political Prisoners Day
On Political Prisoners
Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:25

Petition for the release of Political Prisoners and Detainees and for Proclaiming December 7 as Political Prisoners Day

 

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Dear President Benigno Simeon Aquino,

 

We are writing to Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of the Philippines to appeal in behalf of the 328 political prisoners and detainees nationwide. Our appeal is based on Section 19 of Article VII of the Philippine Constitution that gives you the power to grant Executive Clemency. 

We would also like to ask you to proclaim December 7, 2013 of the Human Rights week commemoration as a Political Prisoners and Detainees day in honor of all victims of political incarceration in the country like your father, the late Senator Benigno Aquino.

As of January 2013, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) has documented 328 political prisoners and detainees languishing in jails nationwide.  They are the likes of Cocoy Tulawie, a detained Human Rights Defender and Nitoy Itaas, a long held Political Prisoner.

Cocoy Tulawie was detained and being tried with trumped-up charges to silence him and discourage others in defending human rights against perpetrators in Sulu. Nitoy Itaas has suffered more than 20 years of incarceration for crimes he did not commit. They are two of the more than 300 victims of political repression, majority of which are victims of the past repressive administration.

Honorable President, we know that you are aware that defending human rights, freedom of belief and opinion, expression and association, and many other freedoms are all human rights, and that it is your administration’s obligation to respect, protect and fulfill. We expect no less from the son of both parents who were known heroes of democracy and enemies of repression.  You know and feel the pain of imprisonment of a loved one and his eventual assassination, a victim of extra-judicial killing.

Dear President, It is imperative for a democracy to respect differing opinions and beliefs.  The more than 300 political prisoners and detainees are not criminals.  They are defenders of change, and fighters for freedom but were charged and treated as common criminals.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 May 2013 14:17
 
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