Kin of 43 health workers go to Supreme Court

7 Feb

by Nancy C. Carvajal Maricar Cinco Nikko Dizon (Inquirer.net)

…Relatives and colleagues of 43 people, including two doctors, a nurse and a midwife, are set to file petitions for writs of amparo and of habeas corpus before the Supreme Court on Monday for what they called illegal arrests of the health workers by a joint team of the military and police in Morong, Rizal.

The military said it rounded up the health workers on Saturday because of their alleged links with the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

“We will file a case for them (the authorities) to produce and release our relatives,” Roneo S. Clamor, husband of Merry Mia, one of the doctors taken into custody, said on Sunday at a press conference in Quezon City. Clamor is the deputy secretary general of the human rights watchdog Karapatan.

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