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Philippine General Should Answer for ‘Red-Tagging’

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. © Screengrab via RTVM/YouTube The Armed Forces of the Philippines surprisingly announced this week that it was investigating Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. after he accused a journalist of “aiding terrorists by spreading lies.” The military’s provost marshal was tapped to lead the investigation. The big question is whether this action is a one-off, or whether pressure against the military’s use of red-baiting tactics may finally be having an impact. The journalist in question, Tetch Torres-Tupas of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, had earlier…

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