December 2021 Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 2021 Post 3

LAWYERS UNDER ATTACK

The police in the Philippines regularly ask judges for the names of lawyers defending political activists or critics of the government. 

Their names get placed on social media tagging them as “communists” or “terrorists” which means they become the targets of the military or of death squads.

Sixty-two lawyers have been murdered during the five years of the Duterte administration. More than under any administration in Philippine history.