Cultural worker and activist Ericson Acosta continues to fight for his freedom against the trumped-up charges filed against him. In his counter-affidavit, he exposes the violations of his constitutional rights when he was arrested without warrant, subjected to prolonged interrogation, held by the military for 56 hours before being brought to the police. Acosta remains detained at the Calbayog sub-provincial jail. He is one of more than 300 political prisoners presently detained by the Philippine government.
The Calbayog prosecutor, who is conducting a preliminary investigation, will now determine if the case will be filed in court.
We stand with him in his fight for freedom. We stand for the protection of his rights and the dropping of the trumped-up charges.
We stand with all political prisoners who are demanding immediate release.
ERICSON ACOSTA COUNTER AFFIDAVIT