November 29, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, September 21st, 2015

Reliving the dark days of Martial Law, still fighting for the future

Every night, they would hear the door open. When soldiers hit the door with truncheons, they knew one of them would be taken out.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

‘Morong 43’ doc belies military claims they were not tortured

For the military, torture and other heinous human rights violations are acceptable when committed against those who refuse to bow to them.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Martin’s emo-Motion


Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Torture by any other name

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Impunity will persist on CIA torture, killings

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Somehow it comes as a surprise, if not a let-down. Reacting to the US Senate intelligence committee report which condemns the CIA’s extensive use of torture...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Dispatches: CIA torture report, a disturbing read

The report summary is a very disturbing read. Will the full 6,000-page committee report be declassified? Will it push the Obama administration to prosecute those responsible for torture as international law requires? Unless criminal acts carry criminal...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Torture as official policy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Reading through the 500-page Executive Summary of the report of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, one could not help but feel revulsion and...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Kerry Goes to Egypt to Support Murderous Dictator Sisi: 5 U.S.-Funded Nations That Torture, Execute and Jail With Impunity

U.S. military aid goes to wildly abusive regimes.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

How many years more? | Torture survivors urge Ombudsman to act on raps against military

“The cases, filed as early as 2008, have been gathering dust in the records of the Ombudsman, which has shown nary a hint of interest or resolve in investigating criminal and ethical violations by top military brass...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Rights groups condemn torture of 3 Lumads, including 2 children

Four Agusanon Lumad, including two minors, were on their way to the local Comelec to register as first-time voters for the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) and barangay elections when they were arrested, tortured and detained by...

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Soldiers detain charcoal maker in Abra

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — A 25-year-old charcoal maker in Lagangilang, Abra was taken and held by soldiers for nearly three days. According to the Abra Human Rights Movement (AHRM), Meymar Alcantara, a charcoal...

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