JERRYME CORRE, THE PHILIPPINES
Public transport driver Jerryme Corre suffered shocking torture at the hands of police in the Philippines, after they accused him of killing a police officer.
He told Amnesty that, after his arrest, the officers “kicked and punched me on the sides, neck, stomach and knees”. Then they blindfolded him, handcuffed his ankles, and beat him throughout the night, hitting the soles of his feet with a wooden baton.
If Jerryme couldn’t answer their questions, they punched him. They put a cloth over his mouth and poured water down his throat “until I felt like I was drowning”. Later, when he still refused to confess, they took exposed electric wires and electrocuted him on his back, side and thighs. Then they threatened to kill him.
As they tried to force a confession, the officers repeatedly called him ‘Boyet’. He told them this wasn’t his name, and a local village official also told them they had the wrong man. They refused to listen, and eventually charged Jerryme with possessing drugs. He’s still in jail more than two years on.
Together, we can get justice for Jerryme. Please write to the authorities in the Philippines, calling for a full investigation into these torture allegations, and to bring those responsible to justice.
Write to the Philippines authorities
Call on the Philippine National Police to open a prompt, impartial and thorough investigation into the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment suffered by Jerryme Corre in January 2012.
Write to: Police Director Alexander Roldan, Acting Inspector General, Internal Affairs Service, Philippine National Police Compound, Camp General Crame, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1100
Email: [email protected]
Write a letter of support to Jerryme
Please send Christmas cards or letters to Jerryme in prison. They will give him a boost, and will also show the authorities that people worldwide are concerned about his case.
Send it to: Jerryme Corre, Angeles City District Jail, Camp Tomas Pepito, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Index: ASA 35/005/2014