Wildcat Anarchist Collective Protest Looms
Wildcat Anarchist Collective
A protest will be held in Wellington demanding the release of 11 young Filipino anarchists tortured and unjustly accused of participation in a Maoist guerilla attack.
On February 14th this year, a group of anarcho-punks from across the Philippines aged 15-25 were on a trip to Sagada, a well known hiking spot, to go walking. Police stopped the vehicle they were hitchhiking with and brutally arrested them without a warrant. Later, they were told of an attack by Maoist guerillas on a military outpost a few days before. When they denied involvement, they were subjected to further torture including suffocation, electrocution, simulated executions and drowning. The two youngest had to be released, but the 9 others have been charged with arson and murder.The youths were all active in ecological campaigns and groups such as Food not Bombs, but there is no evidence of any connection with any Maoist organisations, or guerilla groups, or any evidence for the crime. Their arrest was illegal. They are being held under terrible conditions without even basic necessities or enough food in overcrowded cells.
The Wildcat Anarchist Collective is calling on the Phillipines government to immediately release those arrested and will be submitting a letter of protest to that effect at the embassy at 11am tomorrow.
FREE THE SAGADA 11!