24/10/15

Stop The Killings has started: campaign supported by TWHA

"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."

 

Relating news sources

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".

More about the campaign of Stop The Killings: in Dutch and in French.

Infographic and background on the website of Global Witness: 15 Philippines were killed in 2014.

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