Seeking assistance from the Commission on Human Rights

A relative of Misamis Oriental Farmers Association (MOFA) members illegally arrested last night is at the Commission on Human Rights Region X to seek assistance today.

The MOFA 5 were reported to be detained by the CIDG in Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City. They were accused of illegal possession of firearms and explosives, which is the most often-used excuse to jail human rights defenders.

Assisted by Karapatan, United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Promotion of Church People’s Response, Iglesia Filipina Independientend and The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Sub-Region, the group will proceed to the CIDG to check on the situation of the MOFA 5