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Moro groups launch Human Rights Center in Cotabato on Saturday
Written by MindaNews   
Monday, 26 October 2009 19:28
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) – Bangsamoro organizations are launching this weekend the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC), which will tackle human rights protection and violation in Southwestern Mindanao.

MinHRAC will be launched at the Pacific Heigths and the Marqueza in Cotabato City on Saturday, October 31.

 
Human Rights Watch to judges: please cooperate in death squad probe
Written by MindaNews   
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 04:39
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 October) – The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) which released in April this year  a 103-page report on the alleged death squad killings in Davao City, has urged courts in Davao City and Manila to “cooperate fully with investigations into death squad killings, in line with recent recommendations by a UN body, instead of undermining efforts to bring killers to justice.”
 
Fact-finding team accuses military of rights abuses against lumad communities
Written by MindaNews   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:12
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 September) -- Ata-Manobos in at least eight villages in Talaingod, Davao del Norte have reportedly been living under the guns of the 60th Infantry Battalion since July this year through ‘hamletting’ and other forms of human rights violations, a fact-finding team composed of various lumad organizations today said in a statement.


 
“You can die anytime” report on summary executions launched in Davao City; 906 cases in a decade
Written by Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews   
Tuesday, 07 July 2009 06:14

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) –  The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on the “Death Squad killings in Mindanao” titled “You Can Die Any Time” was launched Monday at the Ateneo de Davao University here, three months since its Philippine launch in Quezon City.

The launch coincided with the 10th anniversary of the campaign against summary executions – with the Coalition Against Summary Executions (CASE)  recording 906 cases, presented in a haunting video documentation showing the year and names of victims in white against a black backdrop.

 
Ex-Davao City mayor says Duterte not behind DDS
Written by Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews   
Saturday, 23 May 2009 04:00
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) - The bombshell did not come.

Former mayor Benjamin de Guzman cleared Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of allegations the latter was behind the Davao Death Squad when he testified before the public hearing on extra judicial killings conducted by the Commission on Human Rights at the Waterfront Hotel this morning.

De Guzman told CHR Chairperson Leila de Lima that he did not even use the death squad as a political issue against Duterte in the 2001 and 2004 elections
when the former allies parted and fought each other for the mayoralty.

 
HR advocates, militant lawmakers visit conflict areas to look into extrajudicial killings
Written by MindaNews   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 02:07
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – An International Solidarity Mission (ISM), comprising  European and Asian human rights advocates and militant lawmakers will visit conflict areas and families of the victims of extrajudicial killings in Southeastern and Southwestern Mindanao on May 14 to 18.
 
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