Caged nun re­leased

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

A 71-YEAR-OLD Mel­bourneborn nun who spent 24 hours de­tained in a “cage jammed full of peo­ple” in the Philip­pines has been re­leased but will face fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Sis­ter Pa­tri­cia Cox’s lawyer says an or­der was made for her re­lease yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, a day af­ter the nun was taken from her house to the im­mi­gra­tion bu­reau in Manila and de­tained for “il­le­gal po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties”.

Jobert Ilarde Pahilga said Sis­ter Cox was re­leased and would not be de­ported. But the lawyer said the case hadn’t been dis­missed.

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