THE YEAR 2007 is a dangerous time for the Filipino people as state terror, impunity in human rights violations and general lawlessness grip the nation. The government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has done little to stop the political killings and disappearances except take token steps to assuage local and international outcry. On the other hand, the year also signals victories in the people’s relentless struggle against political repression and state terrorism as the victims’ clamor for justice and democracy is echoed here and abroad.
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Recent Urgent Action Reports
- Spokesperson of BAYAN-Eastern Visayas, a former Vice-Mayor and another individual illegally arrestedCase:Illegal Arrest and DetentionIncident Date:28 October 2007
- Case:Illegal Arrest and Detention (Possible Enforced Disappearance)Incident Date:28 October 2007, at around 8:00 in the evening
- Three young men campaigning for the local elections harassed and held in a checkpoint manned by a paramilitary group, one stillCase:Illegal Arrest and Incommunicado Detention, Threat/Harassment/IntimidationIncident Date:27 October 2007, at around 7:00 in the evening