Monday, March 27, 2006

Stop the killing of Philippine Youth and Student Activists

UPDATE: The ASA secretariat received an urgent appeal from TANGGULAN Youth Network for Human Rights and Civil Liberties. We call the members or network of the ASA to support the campaign to end the extra-judicial execution in the Philippines.

Following the death of Cris Hugo (photo on the left), a 20 year-old BA Journalism student, and a leader of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) slain in Lagazpi City, Philippines last March 19, 2006, the ASA is very much concern about the human rights situation in Philippines. We hope more people will pressure the Philippines government to stop such extra-judiciary execution.

We also condemn such inhumane and put the life of the young activists at risk. The freedom of expression in Philippines almost similar to the Marcos era. The illegitimate President Arroyo remain in power with the repressive power.

You can sign the online petition here.