PHILIPPINES: Another killing of three farmers – a father, son, and a sugarcane farmer

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Urgent Appeal Update : In our appeal on October 17, we mentioned the killing of four persons, two rehabilitation workers and two political activists. These separate incidents took place in August of this year. For details see: AHRC-UAC-138-2014. In addition to these killings, we have been informed about two more cases; one, the killing of a father and his 15-year-old son; and in another, an activist killed after his colleague was murdered. Read More...

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WORLD: Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives launches its new website

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Announcement : Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives a path breaking initiative in the discourse of torture prevention wishes to inform our readers of the launching of its new website. The website www.torturemag.org is not only for the print version of the magazine but it is a part of the expanding discourse that we have with our contributors and readers. This is partly due to the limitation we faced with the print version. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Two military sergeants, one captain and others indicted for torture

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Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that after three years of investigation, the soldiers who tortured a man and set him on fire, have been indicted for torture. The entire process, however, has lacked the transparency the law requires which has contributed to inappropriate delays. It took one year for public prosecutors to conclude there is probable cause and another year for the Ombudsman to recommend charges be filed. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49
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