For the past several weeks, I have been periodically updating you all with notices about the situation going on with Liza Maza, the GABRIELA Women's Party member currently being held without warrant in the Philippines Congress for suspected treason. Liza Maza without a doubt is innocent of such charges, her only crime being that of legally advocating for the rights of Filipino women and children who are trafficked into sexual slavery, exported as domestics and nurses, and those who remain in poverty in the Philippines.
We believe that Liza Maza will be arrested this week and must mobilize IMMEDIATELY to let the Philippine "president," Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, know that we do not support this illegal action. I urge you to sign the online petition if you have not already done so-- we only have until APRIL 21 to get 2,500 signatures.
For more information on Liza, please visit the GABNet website.
Thank you for your support and kind attention. Please forward widely if you can.
In strength and solidarity,
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GABNet website: http://www.gabnet.org