Release of 2 activists sought

/ 04:15 AM November 30, 2019

Members of Tanggol Bayi, an association of women human rights defenders, on Friday trooped to Camp Crame to demand the release of women and environmental rights defenders Cora Agovida and Honey Mae Suazo.

Agovida, spokesperson of Gabriela-Metro Manila, was arrested in Manila on Oct. 31 by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group. She was charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives and was detained at the Manila Police District.


Suazo, a former Karapatan regional officer in Southern Mindanao, was reported missing since Nov. 2.

On the day she disappeared, Suazo sent a text message to her partner, saying she was being tailed by a white pick-up truck.


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