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PHILIPPINES: Why the country is ranked 3rd dangerous place for journalists, activists


Site of the Maguindanao massacre/Photo by Mark Navales

Statement : In the Philippines, those who could have played an enormous role to ensure that the investigation and prosecution of cases—like the complainants, witnesses and families of the victims—have no protection. The absence of protection certainly results in the poor investigation and prosecution of cases. No police or prosecutors can ensure their investigation and prosecution is effective if they have no complainants, no witnesses and the families would not talk to them. No complainants means there is no case. Read More...

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Torture Victims speak out




Torture in the Philippines

Unthinkable delays in investigating and filing charges in court on complaints, for example the case of the Abadilla Five, detainees who had been illegally arrested, tortured to confess responsibility to the murder of an influential police colonel, Rolando Abadilla, who was murdered in 13 June 1996, remains to have not been filed in court. Their complaints have not been resolved and filed in court, despite a by the Office of the Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices (MOLEO) despite 13 years have passed.

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