Dưới đây là tin tức về "hoạt động dân chủ" sôi nổi ở Philippines. Ngoài "tự do bầu cử" ra, cảnh sát, quân đội, và người của các phe phái CT ở Phi còn được tự do bắn giết và bắt cóc để sàng lọc các thành phần chính trị. Từ 2001 đến nay, đã có 800 vụ giết người và 200 vụ bắt cóc CT mà chính quyền chưa đem ra tòa xử vụ nào hết!!!
Ch phủ Mỹ nhảy dựng lên mỗi khi cq VN bắt 1 vài tên nặc nô chửi mướn. Nào là họp báo, "lên tiếng", "áp lực", hăm he bỏ VN vào danh sách này danh sách nọ..., trong khi đó Phi ám sát, bắt cóc CT hà rầm nhưng Mỹ lại tỉnh bơ! Hai phản ứng trái ngược nhau cho cùng môt hành động đó nói lên điều gì?
Thật ra chúng 0 có gì trái ngược nhau cả mà lại là nhất quán. Mỹ bênh các "nhà dân chủ" VN và làm ngơ trườc ~ giết chóc, bắt bớ CT ở Phi là vì các "nhà dân chủ" VN và Ch phủ Phi đều hoạt động phục vụ cho quyền lợi CT của Mỹ thì dĩ nhiên đại ca phải ứng xử 1 cách có lợi cho em út rồi?
Rights group exposes Philippine abuses
By HRVOJE HRANJSKI, Associated Press Writer Wed Jun 27, 10:41 PM ETMANILA, Philippines - A human rights group accused the Philippine military of waging "a dirty war" against left-wing activists, and said the government has not prosecuted a single soldier for the killings or forced disappearances.
In a new report highlighting years of abuse in the Philippines, the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said it had conducted more than 50 interviews with witnesses and relatives of victims of political killings, who pointed their fingers at security forces.Two preliminary reports from a government commission that investigated killings last year and a U.N. human rights expert in January also implicated soldiers.
"There is strong evidence of a 'dirty war' by the armed forces against left-leaning activists and journalists," said Sophie Richardson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
She said the failure to prosecute soldiers or police suspected in these killings "shifts the spotlight of responsibility to the highest levels of the government."
The local human rights group Karapatan has reported that more than 800 people have been killed and another 200 abducted since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo came to power in 2001. Most of the victims belonged to leftist groups linked by the military to a low-level communist insurgency that has dragged on for 39 years in parts of the countryside.
Presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said he will study the report and may comment on it later Thursday. Arroyo and the military have repeatedly denied the killings are part of a state policy to defeat insurgents, and have blamed them on an internal purge within the communist movement.
In one attack last year, police said masked gunmen dragged a Methodist pastor, Isaias Santa Rosa, a member of the left-wing National Peasant Movement, from his home in central Albay province and fatally shot him.
The body of a soldier with military identification was found near the pastor, apparently accidentally shot by other gunmen. In May, police filed a murder complaint naming two army majors and 10 other men, but the case has not moved forward.
Human Rights Watch said it was "unable to uncover a single case of apparent extrajudicial killing in recent years for which a member of the armed forces was successfully prosecuted."
The killings "appeared to shift into a higher gear" after Arroyo accused left-wing political parties of plotting her ouster last year, the group said. Months later, Arroyo declared an all-out war against the rebel New People's Army.
"None of the incidents investigated by Human Rights Watch involved anyone who was participating in an armed encounter with the military or was otherwise involved in NPA military operations. Each victim appears to have been individually targeted for killing," the rights group said.
The government has created special courts to investigate the killings, but officials have complained they cannot prosecute cases unless witnesses overcome their fears and testify.
The Supreme Court has called for a meeting of judges, police officials and human rights advocates next month to discuss steps to end the killings.