Stop State-Terrorism in the Philippines!

Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace, J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel Manila, NCR 1005, PHILIPPINES Fax: +63 2929 3968 Ondergetekenden spreken hun ongerustheid uit over de moorden op en de verdwijningen van leiders en leden van oppositiepartijen en volksorganisaties in de Filippijnen door het Filippijnse leger en zijn paramilitaire organisaties. Onder de slachtoffers zijn mensenrechten activisten, advocaten, journalisten, geestelijken, boerenleiders en arbeiders. Zij behoren allen tot progressieve organisaties gekant tegen de repressieve politiek van de Filippijnse regering waaronder het volk zwaar te lijden heeft, zoals die vorm krijgt in ondermeer de nieuwe belastingwetten, het vrij baan geven aan buitenlandse mijnbouwbedrijven die het leefmilieu vernietigen en de bestaansmogelijkheden van de mensen aantasten, de nationale identificatieplicht en de invoering van zogenaamde antiterrorisme wetten. Wij vragen u publiekelijk van deze misdaden afstand te nemen en al het noodzakelijke te doen om schending van mensenrechten door de gewapende macht van de staat te stoppen. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Petition Against State-Sponsored Terrorism in the Philippines Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace, J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel Manila, NCR 1005, PHILIPPINES Fax: +63 2929 3968 We, the undersigned, are alarmed by the killings and involuntary disappearances carried out by the Philippine military and its paramilitary units of leaders and members of opposition parties and popular organizations in the Philippines. The victims include human rights workers, lawyers, journalists, church people, peasant leaders and workers. They belong to progressive organizations opposing the policies of the Philippine government that impose more hardships and repression on the people like legislating new taxes, allowing the operation of foreign mining companies that destroy the environment and the livelihood of the people, enacting laws such as the National ID system and the Anti-Terrorism Law, among others. We demand that you publicly denounce these acts and take the necessary steps to end violations of human rights by state forces.

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The Nederlands-Filippijnse Solidariteitsbeweging (NFS) is a non-profit solidarity association between Dutch people and Filipinos in the Netherlands. Know more about te NFS by visiting our website http://homepage.mac.com/mkardol/nfs/ Contact the NFS Email: nfs.mensenrechten@gmail.com PObox NFS Postbus 15687, 1001 ND Amsterdam Send donations to the NFS: Postgiro 81 18 425 tnv NFS, Almere

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Read more about the human rights situation and other issues and concerns in the Philippine http://bulatlat.com/ http://www.arkibongbayan.org/

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