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Philippines: Two Years Under Aquino, Abuses Go Unpunished

In the past decade, state security forces in the Philippines have been implicated in the torture, enforced disappearance, and killing of hundreds of leftist activists, journalists, and clergy. President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines has not fulfilled his promises to hold accountable the security forces responsible for serious abuses since taking office two years ago, and has not successfully prosecuted a single case of extrajudicial killing or enforced disappearance. (New York, June 28, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines has not fulfilled his promises…

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