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Philippines: Officials ‘Red-Tagging’ Indigenous Leaders, Activists

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Family and members of the Indigenous Dumagat tribe carry the coffins of Puroy and Randy Dela Cruz to be buried in Rizal province, Philippines, March 17, 2021. The two were among nine activists advocating Indigenous and land rights killed by state security forces earlier that month.   © 2021 Jes Aznar/Getty Images (New York) – Philippine authorities are using “red-tagging” and other forms of threats and violence to intimidate Indigenous leaders and activists opposed to government-backed projects in the Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. The longtime practice…

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