“After thirty two (32)
years, political prisoner Jose Ceriales was finally released on April 19, 2017,
after serving sentence for false charges of multiple murder and double
frustrated murder. Peasant Ceriales was arrested on May 3, 1985 in Manjuyod,
Negros Oriental when he was only 22 years old. Now, he is 54 years old. That is
32 years of injustice which spanned different regimes,” said Clamor on the
release of the longest-detained political prisoner in the country.
(Photo: Jose Ceriales finally freed after 32 years in prison. He was only 22 years old when he was arrested; he is now 54 years old)