Leftists send team to UN
Leftist groups have sent a team to Geneva to drum up awareness of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines even as the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviews the country’s human rights situation.
The group will observe the UN proceeding on May 8, meet with European church groups and organize public events with the Filipino community in Switzerland and other parts of Europe.
At the same time, leftist groups will hold a noise barrage at the Mendiola Bridge close to Malacañang as part of their campaign against extrajudicial killings.
Bro. Ciriaco Santiago, convenor of the church-based network Rise Up and a member of the team sent to Geneva, said they would also submit documents on five cases of drug-related killings involving 13 victims in Metro Manila to the office of Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
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