Call for investigation as 9 activists killed in Philippines | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:17 AM, March 08, 2021

Call for investigation as 9 activists killed in Philippines

Human rights groups called on the Philippine government to investigate what they said was the use of "lethal force" during police raids yesterday that left at least nine activists dead. The raids in four provinces south of Manila resulted in the death of an environmental activist as well as a coordinator of left-wing group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, among others, and resulted in the arrest of four others, activist groups said.  Sunday's raids came two days after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police and military to "kill" communist rebels and "ignore human rights".

 

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