The Duterte government is afraid that by releasing Maga, drivers and commuters would have a young and vibrant organizer back to workPress statement 4th June 2019.
Trade union organizer Maoj Maga raised his fist in defiance of the court decision finding him guilty based on planted evidence. Eleanor, KMU secretary for human rights and wife of Maga in this photo comforts their son.
Maga was arrested last year without warrant while playing basketball with other school kids' parents after taking their son to school. The police said Maga was illegally carrying a gun during that time which is ludicrous for someone who is playing basketball near the school.
As recently many hate crimes and agressions against gender minorities, social leaders and supporters of progressive forces have been comitted in Brazil (in the North of the country there is a letal victim of this) by people exercising hate and violence encouraged by Bolsonaro public speaches and people linked to him about forbidding social activism, supporting the military dictatorship as well as torture, a worrying intolerance climate in the population was created.