Freddie”Fermin” Ligiw, a member of Anakbayan in the northern Philippine province of Abra, and his brother and father, were killed by suspected soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The bodies were found in a shallow grave on Saturday, March 8, 2014, with their hands tied and their mouths gagged. Freddie had disappeared just as he was about to meet with human rights advocates on March 2, 2014.
Freddie and his family are the newest victims in a long line of victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, many of whom are community leaders and activists who have been targeted by the state for organizing and speaking out against state repression.
Anakbayan-USA, as an overseas chapter of Anakbayan-Philippines, condemns this state-sponsored violence and calls on all young people and their families to demand justice against the ongoing political killings in the Philippines.
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“Lend your voice. Stop state-sponsored killings n d Philippines! #stopthekillings http://tinyurl.com/stopthekillingsPH”
MAIN TARGETS: @hrw @hrw_ph @amnesty
H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
CALL: 202.467.9366, Office of the Ambassador
“I am ________, I am (concerned/appalled/outraged) at the killing of Freddie “Fermin” Ligiw and his family by suspected elements of the Philippine military in Abra. I demand immediate investigation and prosecution of those responsible.”
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