ucanews.com reporter, Manila
Updated: June 17, 2019 04:52 AM GMT
Nuns attend the re-launch of Kapatid, an organization of families and friends of political prisoners, in Manila, Philippine on June 15. (Photo by Maria Tan)
Rights activists in the Philippines have revived an organization comprising families and friends of political prisoners that was formed during the martial law years in the 1970s.The group Kapatid (sibling) was formed in 1978 as a response to a crackdown on political activists during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.More than 40 years later, during the organization's relaunch on June 15, activists noted that there were still more than 500 political prisoners languishing in prison.
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