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China reveals cases of torture in police detention


China’s official news agency says three police officers and four other people helping them have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

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The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rights compensation board vows to expedite processes for martial law victims

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Forty-two years after the declaration of martial law, a government agency leading the reparation efforts vowed “to tilt back the scales of justice” in favor of thousands who fell victim to martial law.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Most unsafe in military safe house

CRYING FOR JUSTICE Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan carrying figures representing
human rights abuse victims gather at the People Power Monument on Edsa inQuezon City on
Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of the declaration of martial law by dictator Ferdinand Marcos. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Like a bad dream, his ordeal in a military safe house 30 years ago keeps coming back to Michael Morden’s mind.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Screenwriter Ricky Lee lived 3 lives in detention

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REUNION OF EX-DETAINEES Multiawarded author Ricky Lee (third from left) and fellow former martial law detainees are shown above during their reunion last year. From left are National Artist Bien Lumbera, Fanny Garcia, Lee, Jo-Ann Maglipon, Gil Quito and Flor Caagusan.  PHOTO COURTESY OF RICKY LEE

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »