Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

Two years on, Laos activist still missing

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership. Known as Asia’s Nobel … Continue reading

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The Philippines has a dark, open secret

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, blogs from Manila, as we launch new research revealing that in the Philippines, police torture is routine. President Aquino – whose father was an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience in the 1970s and … Continue reading

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Impunity despite Philippines’ landmark Anti-Torture Act

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly crime. But justice … Continue reading

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Young and living with HIV in the Philippines

Today, on World AIDS Day, Marvin Ted Membreve from Amnesty Philippines shares his journey to accepting a life with HIV I was first diagnosed with HIV last August 2013 and have been undergoing treatment for almost nine months.  I had sex … Continue reading

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