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Relatives of Bataan Detainees Condemn Attack on Prisoners by BJMP Demands Immediate Investigation, End News Blackout
On Political Prisoners
Monday, 18 October 2010 10:47
Balanga, Bataan--- Relatives of some nine hundred prisoners incarcerated in Bataan Provincial Jail are anxious as to their loved one’s fate following yesterday’s arbitrary demolition of prisoner’s ‘tarima’ or cubicles by officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology or BJMP and the consequent riot that followed.

The political prisoners along with regular inmates were hosed down and nine gunshots were heard by witnesses as a result of the surprise demolition by jail officials.

According to Samahan ng mga Pamilya ng mga Detenido sa Bataan Spokesperson Mara Bathan, “we are in the dark how our loved ones’ are faring with the news blackout”

She added that they saw two ambulances yesterday and heard that two prisoners have been taken to Olongapo and also that one prisoner has died in James Gordon Hospital.

“Why won’t the jail officials tell us anything, we have the right to know. Para kaming tinotortyur kasi hindi naming alam kung maayos ba, sugatan o patay na ang mga kaanak namin,” lamented Bathan.

“Prisoners have rights too and these rights must be respected and protected especially by those tasked to uphold the laws,” added Bathan. “Huwag naman nilang tratuhing mga hayop ang mga bilanggo,” was her impassioned plea.

According to the relatives the arbitrary destruction of the tarima’s,  used by political detainees, was the latest in a series of unreasonable policy changes with the turnover of the provincial jail into the hands of BJMP officials last September 20 under BJMP Chief Jail Director Rosendo Dial.

Earlier, the BJMP shut down the cooperative store that happened to be run by political detainees and the 600 thousand peso coop fund was reportedly handed over to BJMP officials.

Policies have been changed drastically. For instance, conjugal visits, a fundamental right of prisoners, have been shortened to an hour.

There have also been reports that female relatives who undergo frisking and inspection felt harassed as the guards mashed their breasts (“nilalamas ang suso”) in the frisking or turned panty liners inside out, making the liners unusable.

Some three hundred relatives are now preparing for another vigil as the state of the prisoners inside the provincial detaining facility remains unclear. More are expected to come as jail officials continue to keep mum on the incident.

“Gusto naming ng masusing imbestigasyon sa nangyari, nanawagan kami sa Pangulong Aquino na kung may malasakit sya sa mga bilanggo natin, hindi nya ito palalampasin,” said Bathan.  ###

For interviews contact:
Mara Bathan -  0930 317 6576
Spokesperson
Samahan ng mga Pamilya ng mga Detenido sa Bataan

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 10:49
 

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#3 niño 2011-03-22 02:59
peace
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#2 Gerome A. Abalos 2010-10-30 18:50
SIGURADONG MAY ANUMALYA SA BJMP, MAKUPAD ANG GOBYERNO NG BATAAN, KAYA NAGKAKAGANYAN, IN SHORT CORRUPTION, GOBERNOR NG BATAAN KUMILOS PO KAYO, BAGO KAYO IMBESTIGAHAN DYAN ATMGA OPISYAL.
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#1 David Honra 2010-10-20 13:24
Sad to read this news article it very inhuman treatment for detainee and family.
In time of what the administration of P'Noy this Bataan BJMP barbaric personnel are showing this barbaric act. I personally call to shout in the street again and ask for Justice for the victim and bring the culprit in Jail which they show that it is their place to live.
Jail the Torturer.
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