New law gives some hope to kin of victims of enforced disappearance

News Philippines Dec 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

The new law, the first of its kind in Asia, imposes a punishment of life imprisonment on those directly involved in the crime of enforced disappearance as well as on superior officers who order or are otherwise implicated in a disappearance.


MANILA – “It’s a small relief,” Belith Batralo, whose brother Cesar has been missing, said of the enactment of a law criminalizing the practice of enforced disappearance.

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