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Amnesty International

Philippines : political killings, human rights and the peace process

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Numbers of political killings in the Philippines are increasing for a second year, with at least 51 killings in the first six months of 2006 compared to 66 collated by Amnesty International in the whole of 2005. The leadership of the armed insurgency has threatened to form retaliatory assassination squads. The killings follow a pattern of unidentified men shooting leftist party members before escaping on motorcycle and have taken place in the context of an intensified counter-insurgency operation. The Philippine government has failed to protect individuals, according to an Amnesty International report released today.

Attacks rarely lead to the charge, arrest, or prosecution of the murderers. Amnesty International is concerned that a long-existing failure to prosecute and convict those suspected of human rights violations is having a corrosive impact on public confidence in the rule of law. Of 114 killings recorded since 2001 by Task Force Usig — the unit that coordinates investigations into political killings — the police have arrested suspects in just three cases and no convictions have been reported.

document de référence rédigé le : 15 August 2006

date of on-line publication : 23 November 2006

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