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Davao inmates stage noise barrage
December 02, 2011 at 12:49pm
Nearly 600 inmates of the Compostela Valley Provincial Rehabilitation Center here conducted noise barrage three times a day and hunger strike since Nov. 26. Hanimay Suazo, KARAPATAN secretary general, said the inmates' action was meant to expedite the resolution of their cases, provide medical care for elderly and sickly inmates, improve the rehabilitation center facilities and release the political prisoners.
Suazo said there are 31 political prisoners in Davao Region, 16 of them are detained at the Compostela Valley jail.
Suazo said the inmates also demanded for an additional court to handle their cases.
Only the Compostela Valley Regional Trial Court handles the cases of the inmates at present, she added.
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