Worst year for human rights in RP since Marcos

Here is an excerpt from Inq7.net

POLITICAL murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human rights activists say.More than 180 activists — including journalists, human rights workers, left-wing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers — were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say.”An average of three extra-judicial killings is occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation.

“A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.

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