Friday, August 03, 2007

U.S. solons to Arroyo: Stop Extra-judicial Killings

Oberstar Raises Human Rights Concerns
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Washington, DC - Forty-nine members of the U.S. Congress are speaking out about human rights abuses in the Philippines. Today, Congressman James L. Oberstar (MN) and Congressman Joe Pitts (PA) sent a bipartisan letter to Philippine President Gloria Macapagel Arroyo to express concern with current human rights violations taking place in that country.

Human rights groups have documented more than 800 cases of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines since 2001. The victims include religious workers, labor leaders, farmers, journalists and students. Just this year, it is estimated that pre-election violence claimed at least 110 victims before the country’s May 14th mid-term congressional elections.

The letter encourages the Arroyo government to take strong action to deter political violence and to investigate and prosecute those responsible for human rights crimes, which include extrajudicial killings and politically-motivated abductions and torture.

"Earlier this year, constituents brought to my attention their concerns with the inhumane killings in the Philippines." said Oberstar. "I hope this letter is an encouragement to President Arroyo to move forward to improve human rights in the Philippines and to bring to justice those who are responsible for these killings."

"I commend the Philippines Supreme Court for holding a summit to address the issue of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines," Pitts said. "This is an important development and I look forward to the implementation of plans discussed during the summit. However, the government must urgently address and resolve existing cases of disappearances and extrajudicial killings."

Labels: , , ,

8 Comments:

Blogger oakleyses said...

tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, louboutin, cheap uggs, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, ugg boots clearance, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton handbags, air max, jordan shoes, nike shoes, uggs, longchamp outlet, ugg outlet, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, uggs outlet, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, rolex watches, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren, oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, longchamp handbags, nike free, christian louboutin, tiffany and co, air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, tory burch outlet, replica watches, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet

12:14 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

true religion jeans, polo lacoste, vanessa bruno, hogan outlet, sac longchamp pas cher, michael kors uk, new balance pas cher, air max pas cher, north face, coach outlet, vans pas cher, coach outlet store online, oakley pas cher, longchamp, nike tn, louboutin, nike roshe run pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, coach purses, kate spade outlet, chanel handbags, true religion outlet, sac burberry, true religion outlet, michael kors, mulberry, nike blazer, true religion jeans, hollister, michael kors pas cher, timberland, coach factory outlet, air max, hollister, air jordan, polo ralph lauren, sac guess, ray ban pas cher, nike air force, kate spade handbags, converse pas cher, north face, nike free pas cher, sac hermes, lululemon outlet online

12:20 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

juicy couture, pandora charms, ugg, wedding dresses, michael kors handbags, pandora charms, ugg, ralph lauren, abercrombie, louboutin, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, montre homme, swarovski crystal, vans, hollister, louis vuitton uk, pandora jewelry, karen millen, sac louis vuitton, oakley, michael kors outlet, rolex watches, ray ban, swarovski, sac lancel, coach outlet store online, ugg boots, links of london, ugg, marc jacobs, ugg pas cher, air max, converse, doke gabbana, supra shoes, toms shoes, gucci, michael kors outlet online, converse shoes, louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton

12:26 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

soccer shoes, timberland boots, hollister clothing store, nike trainers, mac cosmetics, valentino shoes, nike roshe, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, air max, abercrombie and fitch, air max, asics running shoes, nike air max, babyliss pro, lululemon outlet, longchamp, soccer jerseys, reebok outlet, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, chi flat iron, ferragamo shoes, new balance shoes, birkin bag, mcm handbags, iphone cases, p90x, north face outlet, vans shoes, hollister, nike huaraches, beats by dre, nike roshe run, mont blanc, insanity workout, giuseppe zanotti, herve leger, celine handbags, ralph lauren, ghd, baseball bats, instyler, nike free, north face jackets, nfl jerseys

12:31 AM  
Blogger Gege Dai said...

20151211xiaodaige
tiffany and co
cyber monday 2015
the north face outlet
michael kors canada
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet store
longchamp handbags
hollister clothing
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet online
nike air huarache
cheap wedding dresses
michael kors handbags
swarovski outlet
swarovski outlet
coach outlet
ugg outlet
true religion jeans
links of london jewellery
north face jackets
michael kors handbags clearance
ray-ban sunglasses
ferragamo shoes
air jordan 11
supra shoes
nike free
cheap jordan shoes
nobis jacket
nike free 5
mlb jerseys
pandora outlet
coach handbags outlet
cheap nike shoes
calvin klein outlet
oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren outlet

5:39 PM  
Blogger 03 Yang said...

burberry sunglasses
chanel sunglasses
cartier sunglasses
cartier watches
cazal sunglasses
louis vuitton sunglasses
cartier outlet
dior sunglasses
versace sunglasses
chrome hearts
police sunglasses
prada sunglasses
chrome hearts outlet
gucci sunglasses

9:40 PM  
Blogger 03 Yang said...

burberry sunglasses
chanel sunglasses
cartier sunglasses
cartier watches
cazal sunglasses
louis vuitton sunglasses
cartier outlet
dior sunglasses
versace sunglasses
chrome hearts
police sunglasses
prada sunglasses
chrome hearts outlet
gucci sunglasses

9:41 PM  
Blogger adidas nmd said...

air jordan 4
ugg outlet
atlanta falcons jersey
ugg boots
coach outlet
nba jerseys
cleveland browns jerseys
montblanc pens
fitflops sale
supra shoes

1:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

free web counter
free web counter