UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF PROF. GILL BOEHRINGER
as of 6pm, August 9, 2018: (From KARAPATAN)

Because of the persistence of Prof. Boehringer and his lawyers from the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) in asserting his right to due process and against his deportation due to medical reasons, Prof. Boehringer has not been deported yet. He is still at the NAIA Terminal 1 in Pasay City.
His attending doctor, Dr. Geneve Rivera-Reyes of the Health Action for Human Rights (HAHR), has issued and sent to BI authorities copies of Boehringer’s medical certificate that he is unfit to travel, considering his present medical condition, the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis that could lead to another embolic episode, and his age. Dr. Rivera-Reyes also highly recommended that he be seen by a medical specialist at a hospital with adequate medical facilities to ensure his good health and safety.
With Dr. Rivera-Reyes’ recommendation, NUPL, representing Boehringer, sent a letter to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente seeking the recall of the exclusion order against Boehringer to enable his medical check-up and recuperation until he is fit to travel. NUPL also stated in their letter that they will assist Boehringer in responding to the charges against their client as soon as they receive documents pertinent to his case. As of this writing, NUPL has yet to receive the necessary documents stipulating the bases of the reported blacklist order against the Australian law professor, as well as the written reply on their letter this morning to Morente.
Tomorrow, it is expected that the BI will once again pursue Boehringer’s deportation. His lawyers will continue to assert his rights despite the BI’s continuing attempts to persecute human rights defenders like him.
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