By: Patricia B. Aquino, InterAksyon.com
September 3, 2013
Yet "okay" is woefully inadequate a description for someone who said he was repeatedly tortured during detention, and whose photo--face badly bruised and swollen--has become the latest indictment of human rights observance in the country. Clad in a white polo shirt and pants when he faced the media on Monday afternoon, Panesa seemed meek, almost.
“I am thankful for my freedom,” he said, recalling how a meal of pizza and pancit palabok awaited him at the office of human rights group Karapatan when he was released. Karapatan had been providing him support since he was detained.
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