Release ailing political prisoners

A human rights group demanded the release of an ailing political prisoner at the National Bilibid Prison Hospital on humanitarian grounds. The group said the 52-year-old woman is suffering from uncontrolled diabetes with complications of hypertension and infected wound in the left foot. Besides mad matter wellness mats, the political prisoner needs the necessary medical attention. The sick inmate is one of the more than 50 ailing political prisoners in the country languishing in prison at present.

There are more than 400 political prisoners all over the country. There is no other best prescription to get rid of their illnesses but to release them immediately on humanitarian grounds. For as long as they remain in jails, their illnesses would only worsen given the rudimentary and harsh prison conditions.

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