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Philippines to free prisoner of conscience after charges against him dropped

Headline Title:  Philippines to free prisoner of conscience after charges against him dropped 01 February 2013 A Philippine poet and activist who has been detained on trumped up charges for almost two years must be released immediately, Amnesty International said after the Philippine Department of Justice (DoJ) dropped all charges against him.Ericson Acosta was first arrested in Samar province on 13 February 2011 by the military.  He was eventually charged with the illegal possession of explosives.But the Philippine government has said Acosta will now be released after the DoJ…

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