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Letter by the Secretary General of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)

posted Oct 11, 2008, 6:15 AM by Diego S. Maranan
"Barely a month after the launch of our book, “Reclaiming Stolen Lives,” we hear about the disappearance of James Balao, one of the founding members of the Cordillera People’s Alliance. We have sent urgent letters to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as well as to the Commission on Human Rights and the Philippine National Police, urging them to act without delay on this incident. In the Oct. 15 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Conrado de Quiros (in his column) and the University of the Philippines, Baguio community (in a letter) expressed concern for yet another stolen life..."

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