CNN A United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman has been released from prison and deported from the Philippines on Sunday, after President Rodrigo Duterte granted him an "absolute pardon" earlier this week. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton had served roughly six years of a year sentence for homicide when Duterte's decision to pardon him was announced by Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. The U.
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Philippine Children Face Abuse for Violating COVID Curfew | Human Rights Watch
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Philippine university "naked run" campaigns against war, Duterte's policies
Philippine university "naked run" campaigns against war, Duterte's policies. Students at the University of the Philippines Diliman ran down a college hallway naked on Friday as part of a decades-old Oblation Run tradition for social and political causes. Officially dubbed "Oblation Run" and colloquially referred to as the "naked run", the event aimed to send strong social and political messages, with this year's theme being "End Wars, not Lives. Male members of the college's Alpha Phi Omega International Collegiate Service Fraternity APO , walked down the hallway, wearing nothing but white face masks splashed with red paint, apparently representing blood, and held placards with messages including "end state fascism", "stop the killing", "resume peace talks", "lift martial law", "rebuild Marawi" and "resist crackdown".
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Click to expand Image A screenshot of an officer with five youths locked inside a dog cage after breaking curfew in Laguna province, the Philippines on March 20, Police and local officials in several parts of the country have mistreated people detained for violating COVID regulations, including by confining them to dog cages and forcing them to sit for hours in the midday sun. Reports shared with Human Rights Watch by child rights groups in Manila show that children are among those facing cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment for violating pandemic emergency measures.