"Mindanao's indigenous people nominated for global rights award": 'Asia's most trusted independent catholic news source' announces that the indigenous people of the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, collectively known as the lumad, have been nominated for an annual human rights award in Belgium.
Environmental defenders in the Philippines have become victims of extrajudicial killings
Jefry Tupas journalist of UCAnews.com reports from Davao City (Philippines): "The award, which will be given by the group Stop the Killings, an alliance of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations and solidarity movements in Belgium, aims to draw attention to the rising trend of environmental defenders who have faced attacks and have become victims of extrajudicial killings."
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The Belgian non government organisations Solidagro, Third World Health Aid (THWA), and 11.11.11 nominated the tribal people of Mindanao who "have long been at the mercy of military brutalities".