BI detains an Australian Catholic nun

BI detains an Australian Catholic nun

An Australian nun has been arrested in the Philippines for engaging in "illegal political activities" after she took part in a human rights fact-finding mission in the country's south, a leader of a left-wing group says.

Sister Fox had been involved with human rights missions in Mindanao in the country's troubled southern region, looking into the plight of indigenous people and farmers, leftwing lawmakers said, nearly a year after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law on the southern island of Mindanao.

The BI said Fox submitted her passport and other immigration documents showing that she was issued her missionary visa on October.

Fox's arrest was confirmed by BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang but no further details were provided.

The CBCP said she was detained at the Intelligence Division of the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros.

Santos said that Fox is not covered by inquest proceedings as this would only apply "to aliens arrested after being caught in flagrante violating immigration laws".

The BI said Fox will undergo a preliminary investigation to determine if deportation charges should be filed against her with the BI Board of Commissioners.

The BI's move, which was supported by Malacañang and the Department of Justice, drew flak from the opposition, among them, the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives.

It added that her arrest raised alarm to church people, including Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo who said that her arrest might be linked to the Duterte administration's drug war as Fox is a known advocate for human rights.

Leftist lawmakers have vowed to hold a congressional inquiry into the deportation of foreign human rights advocates. "She extended help to the Hacienda Luisita, Negros and Mindanao farm workers on their land cultivation campaign", they said. Pat Fox had a good standing status both in Australia and in the Philippines. Helping the poor is not a crime and joining peace activities to advocate peasant welfare and human rights is not against the law, ' the lawmakers said in a statement, calling for her immediate release.



Related Posts

Asia shares mixed, oil prices down amid Syria fallout
USA crude CLcv1 fell 1.62 percent to $66.30 per barrel and Brent LCOcv1 was last at $71.49, down 1.5 percent on the day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.9 percent to 30,059.32, while the Shanghai Composite dropped 1.4 percent to 3,066.80.

Online Casinos that Accept UK Players
Since the UK has grown to become a thriving gambling market, numerous gaming destinations have popped up that provide the service. Since the UK is regarded as the online gaming hub of the world, gamblers in the region are in no short supply of casino options.

Korean Air suspends 'nut rage' sister from work for tantrum
Korean Air initially denied the account, claiming that "water splashed" after it "was thrown on the floor", but the story was "exaggerated".

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

Portsmouth art exhibition to raise awareness of depression
The informational meeting about Rodrigue's work and the exhibit will be at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception.

Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC Increased Its Intel Corp (INTC) Stake
The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The company's shares were given away at $48.67 per share worth to an income of some $436,424 on account of Shenoy Navin .

Anticipated $0.31 EPS for Regions Financial Corporation (RF) on April, 17
The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 2.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.01.

OLD Mission Capital LLC Purchased $3079000 in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA)
Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $220.0 target. (SHO) closed the Friday at final price of $15.45 after traded 3995747 shares. Also, there are 2 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.07 average brokerage recommendation.

Technology Stock in the Spotlight: Zillow Group, Inc. (Z)
If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of global copyright laws. The Piotroski F-Score of Zillow Group, Inc . (NASDAQ:Z) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Morgan Stanley.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.