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FAHRA-LA SALUTES MARTIAL LAW FILIPINO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS, MABINI/ARTIKULO TRES

For Immediate Release
FAHRA-LA
January 31, 2017

FAHRA-LA SALUTES MARTIAL LAW FILIPINO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS, MABINI/ARTIKULO TRES15174676_10104649051819741_125095078_n

Los Angeles—The pause in EJK killings in the Philippines is a tactical victory.

The Filipino American Human Rights Alliance-Los Angeles (FAHRA) –LA salutes all Filipino human rights defenders and freedom fighters for their tactical victory in the stop of EJK killings in the Philippines.

We congratulate the brave and conscientious work of all human rights advocate in the Philippines and in the United States and all over the world in exposing and fighting the surge of extra-judicial killings and their efforts that paid off when President DU30 ordered the PNP to stop the drug-related killings.

Although FAHRA-LA is sad that it took the killing of a foreigner to make the DU30 regime stop and acknowledge that the police is responsible for all the abuses being made in the name of his “anti-drug war”, we take this opportunity to thank all Filipinos who relentlessly fought to stop the spate of killings and violations of human rights that victimized more than 7, 050 victims since July 1, 2016.

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We also are happy that the MABINI led by former senator Rene Saguisag who fought martial law have revived their legal assistance group and formed a new group of lawyers called Artikulo Tres .

Their goal to to assist victims of EJK and other human rights abuses in this period of extra-ordinary measures in our country is courageous and commendable,

Here in Los Angeles and Southern California, we call on all freedom loving Filipino-Americans and our allies to support our effort to uphold human rights in the Philippines.

In the face of extra-ordinary measures by the resurgent DU30 fascist regime like reviving capital punishment, lowering the age of consent for juvenile offenders from 15 to nine years old and charter-change for his brand of federalism,we need all the support we can muster.

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