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Supreme Court told: Non-release of vulnerable prisoners can cause riots

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:23 PM

'Death, violence and riots can also break out if the pandemic is left unchecked in prisons,' petitioners warn, even as the public health system is overwhelmed

PRISONS. In this photo taken on March 27, 2020, prison inmates lie to sleep at the crowded courtyard of the Quezon City jail in Manila. - UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged countries to protect people held in overcrowded prisons and other enclosed facilities by releasing vulnerable detainees, saying COVID-19 "risks rampaging through such institutions". (Photo by Maria TAN / AFP)

Elderly prisoners, detainee with leprosy ask SC to release them amid pandemic

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:10 PM

The petitioners use the Enrile doctrine to bail them out as the Philippines deals with the coronavirus crisis

PETITION. (L-R) Nona Castillo, wife of Ferdinand Castillo; Jigs Clamor of Karapatan; Fides Lim of KAPATID and Krissy Conti of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) file a petition on April 8, 2020, to ask for the release of political prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Karapatan

Cops arrest, detain NDF members even without valid warrants

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Alexander and Winona Birondo face charges of obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms and explosives, which their lawyers have dismissed as 'ridiculous and harebrained'

ARRESTED. NCRPO Chief Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar and Quezon City Police Chief Police Brg. Gen. Joselito Esquivel shows on the TV monitor the alleged members of leftist group who was arrested over obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Nueva Ecija court clears Left leaders of murder charges

Aug 13, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect

CLEARED. From left: Teddy Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza and Rafael Mariano are cleared of murder charges after the Palayan City, Nueva Ecija RTC Branch 40 dismissed the cases and quashed the warrants against them. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Left leaders question judge's flip-flop in murder case

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Ten years ago, the same judge said there was no basis to find probable cause to order the arrest of Maza, Mariano, Casiño and Ocampo

Militant groups hold a protest in Camp Crame on July 30, 2018 calling for a stop in political persecution as PNP chief Oscar Albayalede orders serving warrant of arrests to Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, Teddy Casino and Raphael Mariano for criminal charges. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tiamzons leave 'irregular' inquest

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

The Tiamzons legal counsel says the charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives are invalid because when they were apprehended they had only kittens and puppies