Arrested Peasant Leaders Still in High Morale

May 29, 2006 at 12:50 pm | Posted in Human Rights | Leave a comment

Arrested Peasant Leaders Still in High Morale

Tagaytay, City (06 May, 2006). No words can describe the admiration of Cavite peasants, friends and relatives of the 3 nabbed peasant leaders (Axel Alejandro Pinpin, Aristedes Sarmiento and Riel Costudio) accused of being communists rebel last April 28 2006 in Brgy. Sungay, Tagaytay City by a joint operation of the PNP and the Navy Intelligence Security Forces (NISF).

The nabbed peasant leaders with their 2 companions during the abduction was finally brought to the arraignment at the Branch 18 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Tagaytay City yesterday after a 5 days of illegal detention, solitary confinement and incommunicado by the PNP- CALABARZON headed by Regional Director Prospero Noble.

These only shown that the PNP still practices the old school methodology of the Philippine Constabulary and the METROCOM during the Martial Law era of the late Dictatorship of Pres. Marcos.

After receiving a phone call from Pinpin, members of the Kalipunan ng Magbubukid sa Kabite (Kamagsasaka- Ka), Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Cavite), Cavite Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace (CEMJP), friends and relatives storms down the court to show support for the accused peasant leaders.
These ends the emotional torture experienced by their relatives after a five days non-stop police and military hopping just to locate the 3 abducted peasant leaders and their 2 companions.

The arrested peasants arrived with 5 vehicle heavily armed convoy at Court Room. Welcoming them are comrades, sympathizers and relatives who was all over the place, even outside the court premises. Pinpin was quoted saying, “Wag kayo umiyak, dapat mas magpursige tayo sa ating mga adhikain.” , telling peasant women leaders present in the court room.

After the arraignment, vehicles belonging to the relatives and other militants convoyed the vehicles up to Camp Vicente Lim in Canlubang, Laguna to assure that thay will be brought to legal detention cell and held an indignation rally afterwards.
Kamagsasaka-Ka
Kalipunan ng mga Magbubukid sa Kabite
5170-A Blumentritt st. cor. Asuncion st. Bgy. Tubuan I, Silang, Cavite
e-mail: kmgssk_k@yahoo.com SEC REG NO. ANO93-004928

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