Cultural worker Ericson Acosta a free man once more
February 5, 2013
MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 11:53 a.m.) Close to two years after he was arrested and detained by authorities who accused him of being a communist rebel leader, cultural worker and former UP Collegian editor Ericson Acosta is officially a free man once more.
Updates posted on social networks by supporters on Tuesday morning said Acosta was waiting, with his family, counsel and supporters, to be released from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, where he has been confined since January 18.
Acosta, 40, in a statement, vowed to “continue to call for a general, omnibus and unconditional amnesty for all political prisoners.”
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