The Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

By Katrina Abarcar 5-26-2009

acabar-blog-photoOne morning earlier this year, Edelina "Eden" Jolloso-Jerus, working at her family store in San Juan-Roro, the Philippines, was shot five times by a helmeted man and killed before the eyes of her two children. Jolloso-Jerus was a human rights activist with Hustisya (Victims of Arroyo Regime United for Justice), a group of people who have lost relatives to "extrajudicial killings" and enforced "disappearances." Two years before, her husband

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