Karapatan warns terror bill will embolden State forces to commit torture, rights violations

As the world marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture yesterday, June 26, human rights watchdog Karapatan warned that the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will “alarmingly enable and worsen the use of torture and other brutal forms of state violence in the government’s counterinsurgency and counterterror campaigns.” 

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