Journalist shot, seriously injured

News Philippines Aug 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm
Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

By Kimberly Ngabit-Quitasol
Northern Dispatch

BAGUIO CITY— A human rights defender and journalist was shot in front of his house around 6:00 p.m. today, August 6 in Lagawe town in Ifugao province.

According to the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA), Brandon Lee was immediately brought to the hospital. Lee works as a paralegal volunteer with the Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) and writes for the online media outfit Northern Dispatch.

The CHRA said that elements of the 54th IB frequented Lee’s residence as well as the offices of IPM and Justice and Peace Advocates of Ifugao, of which Lee is also a member, for weeks before the shooting.

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