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Philippines: Senate open inquiry into Amnesty International torture findings

Headline Title:  Philippines: Senate open inquiry into Amnesty International torture findings 04 December 2014  The Philippine Senate’s decision to open an inquiry today into widespread police torture in the country is a promising development in the battle against impunity, Amnesty International said.  “This inquiry is a welcome first step towards tackling entrenched impunity within the Philippine police force,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, speaking from Manila. “The government’s next step should be two truly independent systems,…

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