February 2014 monthly mailing - Philippines torture action

Call for justice for the family of Darius Evangelista

On 5 March 2010, Darius Evangelista was arrested by police in Manila on suspicion of theft. Fellow detainees saw him brought back to their cell badly injured, before being taken from the police station. They never saw him again.

In August 2010, a video was broadcast on national television of a naked man crying out in pain on the floor, while a police officer beat and abused him. Darius's wife, Margie Evangelista, is convinced that the man in the video is her husband as she recognised his tattoos. It's the last time she saw her husband alive.

No one has been brought to justice for the torture, enforced disappearance and possible extrajudicial execution of Darius Evangelista.

What you need to do:

Write to the Chief of Philippine National Police calling for justice for the Evangelisa family. Contained within this mailing is a template letter. You could send individual letters, or a joint letter signed by members of your group.

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Philippines torture case template letter