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Troubling Raid on Philippine Indigenous School

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Arrested teachers and adult Indigenous students confer with their lawyer while detained in a Cebu City jail.  © Save Our Schools Network On Monday, police in the central Philippine city of Cebu raided a temporary school for displaced Indigenous children and detained 26 people, including 19 children. Police allege the school was training children as “armed combatants” for the communist New People’s Army insurgency, and the raid was to “rescue” them. The raid occurred at the University of San Carlos in Talamban, where the children stayed in a retreat house owned by…


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