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Kaleb Lloyd on growing threats to those challenging abuses

Your report (10 March) highlights the 600-long list of respected human rights defenders and community leaders labelled as “communist terrorists” issued last week by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, which even includes the UN’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. Duterte, whose police have committed thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, is currently looking at possible prosecution by the international criminal court. He has threatened to kill and even behead human rights workers who gather evidence of his abuses. As your report notes, Duterte is seeking court More Here…