Karapatan asserts call for political prisoners’ release as gov’t agencies relax rules for pardon, executive clemency

As the rules for pardon and executive clemency were reissued and relaxed in a bid to decongest jails in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, human rights group Karapatan reiterated that political prisoners, especially the elderly and the sick who are most at risk of contracting the deadly and fast-spreading virus should not be excluded.

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