Tags: extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Even though it was hailed by various sectors in society as historic and unprecedented, human rights advocates doubted if the human rights summit initiated by the Supreme Court would be enough to curb the festering problems of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28,…

Witnesses and evidences gathered by human rights and people’s organizations point to the military as the perpetrators in the abduction and killing of two Kabataan (Youth) Party-list poll watchers last May 15. BY ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 Last May 15, Ronilo Brezuela, 16 years old, and Roberto “Jun…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Posted 4:23 p.m. March 15, 2007 “We don’t want them dead.” This is what the wives of four political activists accused of murder said when asked in a press conference earlier this afternoon whether they would advise their husbands to surface at this time. “All extrajudicial killings started with fabricated…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Posted Feb. 16, 2007, 4:52 p.m. In the midst of the ongoing investigation of the United Nations special rapporteur on extra judicial executions, Philip Alston, on the spate of political killings in the country, another student leader of a progressive organization was killed last night, Feb. 15. Farly Alcantara, 22, was shot…

The Trades and Labour Council (Unions WA) representing 17 unions and 20 percent of West Australia’s labour force wants to send a fact-finding delegation to the Philippines to investigate the assassinations of over 700 civilians including party-list and community leaders, and the abductions of at least 184 others. BY ANIBETH DESIERTO Bulatlat.com The Trades and…