On the Release of Sr. Patricia Fox from Detention

Press Statement
April 17, 2018
 
Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox was released for further investigation at 3:30pm today, April 17, after almost a day of detention at the Bureau of Immigration office in Manila.

She will continue to face the “investigation” of the BI regarding her alleged involvement in “political activities,” but clearly, her arrest and detention show the contempt of the Duterte regime on human rights activists working for justice and accountability and those supporting the plight of peasants, workers, indigenous peoples and the urban poor.
Pat Fox 

Sr. Pat’s release is a result of the concerted efforts of the religious, peasant activists, human rights advocates, lawyers, progressive legislators and all who believe that activism is never a crime.

Please see Karapatan's statement on Sr. Pat's illegal arrest and detention: 

Reference: 
Cristina Palabay, Secretary General, 0917-3162831
Karapatan Public Information Desk, 0918-9790580