“How many more lawyers and human rights defenders need to be killed, vilified, harassed, threatened and labelled before the dots are connected?”
Tags: attacks against human rights defenders
It should be pointed out that these organizations are being targeted for the invaluable work they do – the defense of human rights of the poor and marginalized.
There have been 36 law practitioners killed in less than five years under President Aquino.
By RITCHE T. SALGADO
President Benigno Aquino III’s excuse that cases of human rights violations being brought before it are mere “leftist propaganda’ is not only lame, it is dangerous as threats against human rights defenders intensify.