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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila – There is an old Japanese legend wherein it says that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will have his or her wish granted. Given the state of human rights in the country, however, it might require millions of paper cranes for wishes for justice against heinous…

“The activities are meant to enhance public awareness on the Ampatuan massacre and on impunity,” CMFR deputy director and former dean of the UP-CMC Luis Teodoro said in a press conference Nov. 16.

Sidebar: Live Coverage of Ampatuan Massacre Trial Urged

“While we respect the view that a trial by publicity can be detrimental to the accused, we fail to see how that can happen in this case. The Ampatuan case is extremely important for the public, the media and the relatives of the victims. The media and the public — particularly those who live outside Metro Manila and who can only follow the proceedings through the media — need to know exactly what is going on inside the courtroom.”