Legal offensive vs activists, disturbing – CHR Chair

News Philippines Dec 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

In a dialogue with the Free Atty. Saladero et. al. Coalition, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Leila de Lima yesterday was quoted as saying that, after intense local and international pressure caused a slight drop in the number of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances, state authorities apparently have been employing a ‘new strategy’ against political activists, the filing of charges.

De Lima found this ‘new strategy’ of legal offensives against activists a “disturbing pattern.”

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