DC Tribunal on the Philippines Begins, Testimonies Articulate Human Rights Crisis Under Aquino: Page 2 of 2
State Department and the United Nations, not only to the military general respondents remain free, some have been promoted.
According to the Philippine human rights group Karapatan, there have been a documented 238 cases of extrajudicial killings, 26 enforced disappearances, 110 cases of torture, and 723 cases of illegal arrest and detention that remain unprosecuted.
Convened by the National Lawyers Guild, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, and Ibon International, the IPT will continue till Saturday, July 18.
Charges against the Philippine President Aquino and the US government under Barack Obama include violations of the right of the Filipino people to self-determination and liberation.
For more information, visit internationalpeoplestribunal.org.