Category Archives: torture

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: In response to falsities peddled by US officials on my torture and arbitrary detention

It was certainly easy for officials of US Customs and Border Protection to deny knowledge of my harrowing experience in the hands of their agents, just as how easily they, together with officers of the US Homeland Security, have denied all my pleas for respect and recognition of my rights during my 28-hour ordeal at […]

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: I am Jerome Succor Aba. I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, NOT a terrorist.

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! I send my deep gratitude for the untiring protest actions mounted by friends and organizations […]

LATE BLOOMS: Beyond The Burial

So, the deed is done: a burial controversial, surreptitious, conspiratorial (verging on illegal?) for a deposed ruler branded dictatorial. While those who to him remain loyal smile broad and laugh triumphant, others like me grieve and are indignant. I grieve because I remember: comrades and friends who fell in the night of that long September […]