Rights violations, dire state of Marawi evacuees, plunder of resources and corrupt dealings mark 2nd year ML in Mindanao

“May 23, 2019 marks the 2nd year of martial law implementation in Mindanao. The Duterte government has perpetrated several myths about military rule and has intentionally propagated fear to justify the extension and passage of repressive policies. Martial law did not bring about safety, but rather atrocities such as the Patikul massacre of 7 youths in September 2018, the Jolo twin bombings, and corruption and abuses among the ranks of security forces,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

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