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Dictators ousted and placed on trial

Two weeks ago in Dakar, Senegal a special inter-African court appointed by the African Union wound up the trial of Hissene Habre, the former president/dictator of Chad (1982-1990), for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. International legal observers say the prosecution, which urged life imprisonment for the dictator and confiscation of all of his…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — In line with women’s month this March, women human rights defenders and victims of the dictatorship under the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos held a protest action urging senators to pass the Indemnification Bill for Victims of Martial Law. “Many of our sisters and colleagues are in…

May 5, 2011 H.E. Jejomar Binay Vice President Republic of the Philippines Dear Vice President Jejomar Binay, Greetings from Tanggol Bayi, an organization of women human rights defenders in the Philippines! I wrote to express our organization’s strong and vehement opposition to the dangerous proposal of our legislators from the House of Representatives to allow…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld “Behind every great fortune,” said the French novelist Honore de Balzac, “is a great crime.” The Marcoses most certainly have a great fortune, estimated at somewhere between US$30 billion and $50 billion — much of it acquired, despite claims otherwise, during the martial law years from 1972…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Out of the 9,539 original complainants in a class action suit filed against the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, only 7,526 victims would receive compensation. “Are they telling us that we are not genuine victims? Where is justice for us?” said martial-law victim Carlos Bolito, 60, after learning he was not included in the list of claimants.