Mindanaoans were among Philippine delegation who held a protest rally at the UN vs. Duterte's tyrannical rule

BANGSAMORO NEWS UPDATES  • Sat Sep 23, 2017 07:29 AM  •  53   0
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Mindanaoans were among the 13-person delegation of the Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch that held a protest rally at the United Nations Tuesday as a show of support to the protest rally in Metro Manila against rising tyranny in the Philippines and to seek the support of UN member states and non-government organizations who are participating in the final session for the 2017 UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the Philippines. 

The protest rally at the famous Broken Chair near Palais de Nations, the venue for the 36th Session, will be participated in by different Filipino organizations who are presenting a case to the UN against the rising death toll under the Duterte administration due to his war on drugs, implementation of the US global "war on terror",  extra-judicial killing and the declaration  of Martial Law in Mindanao.

The rally was planned to be conducted simultaneously with the rally in Metro Manila led by the Movement Against Tyranny which calls for a stop to the return of dictatorship in the Philippines and oppose all steps being done by the Duterte administration allies such as the impeachment process being prepared against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, the continued harassment of human rights defenders and activists.

"We appeal to the world leaders who are meeting today not to support the Duterte administration's attack on the Filipino people and to hold his administration responsible for the hundreds of death due both to his anti-illegal drugs campaign called ‘Operation Tokhang” and politically-motivated killings under Oplan Kapayapaan," said Roneo Clamor, spokesperson and co-head of delegation of the Philipine UPR Watch.

Delegates from the peasant sector, Lumad and Moro people will give testimonies on the impact of Duterte's declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao and the use of military airstrikes that has caused the massive loss of lives and properties in Marawi.
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