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Philippines: Stronger witness protection urged on anniversary of infamous massacre

Headline Title:  Philippines: Witness protection urged on massacre anniversary 23 November 2012 The killings of Maguindanao massacre witnesses and their families must be stopped by the Philippines authorities, Amnesty International said today on the third anniversary of the infamous mass murder of journalists.Fifty-seven people, including 32 journalists, were killed by an armed group in the southern province of Maguindanao in 2009, while travelling in an election convoy through the territory of the powerful Ampatuan clan.  Since then, at least six witnesses, their family members…

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