3 weeks Detained activist fights to see her baby one last time Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Political detainee Reina Mae Nasino on Monday appealed for the Manila Regional Trial Court's compassion and mercy to allow her to see her dead three-month-old baby for the last time. Baby River, Nasino's daughter, died last Friday, almost two months after she was separated from her mother after giving birth while in jail. Earlier, the baby's physician had advised her family to let the mother see her child while still alive because her lungs are failing and is no longer responding to medicines. Nasino'slawyers filed an urgent motion late Friday, but Baby River expired that same evening. ... more