Under the Anti-Terrorism Act or Republic Act 11479, the Anti-Terrorism Council is given vast powers, including the power to designate individuals and groups as terrorists without due process.
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“It is not right to say that we forced them to sign the paper because it is for their benefit especially if the ATA is declared unconstitutional by the SC.”
“The regime is setting the stage for all-out suppression of democratic rights using ‘anti-terrorism’ as pretext.”
With the new policy, there is a higher probability that the police themselves would be spreading the disease.
By DAVID BACON Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com Early in the morning of July 21, police stormed the offices of the Iraqi Electrical Utility Workers Union in Basra, the poverty-stricken capital of Iraq’s oil-rich south. A shamefaced officer told Hashmeya Muhsin, the first woman to head a national union in Iraq, that they’d come to…