Manila City Jail (Old Bilibid Prison)
Perhaps the most inhuman act that society commits against prisoners is the blatant disregard for their rights. The thought that prisoners have human rights escapes most people. While part of a prisoner's punishment is deprivation of certain civil rights, every prisoner has rights mandated and protected by the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. However, in the face of all these international instruments, society persists in violating the human rights of prisoners by omission and apathy - neglecting to do what ought to be done and turning a blind eye on what needs to be addressed. The Philippine Jail System, particularly the Manila City Jail, exemplifies this situation.<br />John Howard supports extra judicial KILLINGS in the Philippines. Journalists, student activists, civilians with children, farmers, trade union leaders, and congress representatives. With the 10 million dollars of AUSTRALIAN TAX PAYERS MONEY going to the Philippines military. Fact, 800 dead Philippines citizens in the last month responsibilities confirmed by several international bodies. John Howard needs to be ousted, if not replaced, together with Bush and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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