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Impunity in the Philippines

Migrante International picket: Photo via Arkibong Bayan.

Accusing the military of being in a state of denial, Philip Alston pointed to its counterinsurgency program, where activists were accused of supporting the communist party, and then systematically hunted down. According to Alston, activists were killed following a campaign of individual vilification by the military and that the strategy was designed to instil fear of the military in the community.

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