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Foreign lawyers decry surveillance, harassment

“Even more outstandingly ironic is that we as international lawyers made time to see things firsthand on the reported attacks on our peers and brethren out of genuine concern and who in good faith humbly put forward concrete recommendations for consideration by the authorities are ourselves the object of attack.”

NEWS RELEASE 20 September 2010 As PRES. Benigno Simeon Aquino III flies off to the United States on official visit, the alliance of human rights groups in the Philippines, KARAPATAN, questioned the $434-million USD compact grant by the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the US as a “violation of its own selection criteria” and “encourages…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“I’ll keep mentioning this case to the President…It’s just a matter of time, you can expect some action,” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said when asked about the Morong 43 case. “It’s the case I would want to focus on after the [IRRC],” De Lima said, referring to the Incident Report and Review Committee on the Aug. 23 hostage taking incident.

By RONALYN V. OLEA Human Rights Watch Bulatlat MANILA — An international association of lawyers, judges, jurists, law teachers and law students has expressed concern over the continuing deterioration of the human-rights situation in the Philippines. It also criticized the refusal of the Arroyo regime to seriously investigate and prosecute state security forces thought to…