Human Rights in RP: A Worsening Atrocity

Dec. 24, 2006

TORTURED. A piece of Ruel Marcials scalp was scraped during his torture — and he was made to eat it. Using pliers, the soldiers also pulled out his toenails. (Photo courtesy of Health Action for Human Rights)

2006: Davao Today's Year-End Series

In this series of investigative reports, Bulatlat, the country’s premier source of alternative news, exposes the deterioration of the human-rights situation in the Philippines. In one particularly harrowing case, a couple decided to commit suicide rather than suffer torture in the hands of the military.

Part One: International Reactions Fail to Stop Killings and Disappearances | Part Two: Probing the Militarys Hand | Part Three: Cries for Justice, Prayers of Hope

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