UN, EU Urged to Form Special Court to Try Arroyo for Killings, Abuses in Philippines

May. 12, 2007

Concerned citizens led by former DOST Undersecretary Josie Lichauco, Bettina Legarda, Marilyn Orosa, national artist Bienvenido Lumbera, Nini Quezon-Avancea, and lawyer Harry Roque march on Ayala Avenue on Friday to the office of the Delegation of the European Commission to protest the abduction and disappearance of Jonas Burgos and other Filipino activists. Also in the photo are Fr. Joe Dizon of Kairos PHilippines, senatorial candidate Sonia Roco, Mrs. Edith Burgos, NCCP Secretary General Sharon Joy Duremdes, Renato Reyes of Bayan, Marie Hilao-Enriquez of Karapatan and former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman. The protesters asked the EU to spearhead demands for a special court by the United Nations to investigate the human-rights violations in the Philippines and the prosecution of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. (arkibongbayan.org)

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