Sister Pat can only be ‘undesirable’ to the eye of a human rights violator-TFDP
Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) calls the decision of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) to forfeit Sr. Pat Fox missionary visa as an obvious political persecution of a human rights defender, an attack on freedom of political beliefs and free speech, using immigration laws against ‘undesirable aliens’ as an excuse. Sister Pat can only be undesirable to the eye of a tyrant guilty of human rights violations.
This reveals even more that President Rodrigo Duterte will always be very harsh and aggressive against women, religious and human rights defenders and the poor who criticize his policies while obviously being passive and submissive to invasive China and the interests of the elites.
Duterte’s hostility against Sr. Pat manifests that he cannot tolerate criticisms specially coming from a woman, a religious and at the same time a human rights defender but can be meek and passive to China’s occupation of our islands.
President Duterte has admitted that it was him who ordered the investigation and arrest of Sr. Pat Fox. His subalterns can do nothing but follow their king.
We are concerned that the escalating attacks on human rights defenders and critics of government will lead to a situation where impunity reigns supreme and the voice of an aspiring tyrant will be law.
We call on President Duterte to stop persecuting Sr. Pat Fox. Stop harassment of women, religious and advocates of the rights of the poor.
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