President Obama has commuted the unjust prison sentences of hundreds of federal prisoners, mostly for nonviolent drug violations. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that he intends to take action to free prisoners in politically charged cases.
In less than four years, the Awami Workers Party (AWP) has emerged as Pakistan’s preeminent left-wing political force, reinvigorating the progressive political tradition after many years in the wilderness.
Dozens of men are still incarcerated in French prisons. Others who have been released are subject to restrictions on their freedom. The present government and the opposition in its entirety remain absolutely deaf, indeed very hostile, to the principle of an amnesty. Such an amnesty must include in its field of application those who are being tried and all the pre-trial proceedings that are underway.
The Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao and the Revolutionary Peoples’ Army (RPM-M/RPA) expressed strong condemnation to the tragic Davao City bombing on September 2, 2016 that claimed 14 lives and injured 67 individuals. We profoundly condole with the bereaved families of all those killed and injured.