Tuesday, January 29, 2013

News at Eleven: Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday ordered

the "immediate disposition" of a petition for review filed by detained poet-activist Ericson Acosta, who is currently confined at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City.

Acosta had sought a meeting with De Lima, complaining in a letter that he was arrested 23 months ago in Samar without a warrant and was tortured, while his petition for a review of his case has been pending at the justice department for several months.

De Lima, in a response texted to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, said she would not be  able to meet with Acosta.

from Philippine Daily Inquirer: Finally, DOJ takes notice of poet-activist’s plea
then GMA News: Poet-activist Ericson Acosta's plea resolved in next few days--PAO chief
then Free Ericson Acosta: Detained poet welcomes DOJ action, supporters to Sec. de Lima: FREE ACOSTA NOW!


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