About SELDA

The Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) – Philippines is an organization of political prisoners and former political detainees in the country. Founded in December 4, 1984, SELDA was initiated by former political prisoners during the Martial Law period.

It works for the unconditional release of all political prisoners and humane treatment of those who are still in detention; for the advocacy on the conditions of political prisoners, the fundamental reasons for their arrest and detention, and their struggle for justice; mobilization of resources for political prisoners and their families; legislative actions on the indemnification and rehabilitation of political detainees; and promotion of partnerships and solidarity with organizations for the freedom and welfare of political prisoners and victims of tyranny.