[QODLink]
Asia-pacific
Philippines accused over rights abuses
Rights group blames alleged cases of abuse by military on government's failure to prosecute culprits.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 09:02

The Philippines government has been accused of failing to prevent killings and human rights abuses by its military, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Authorities say they have launched a new campaign to educate the troops but new allegations of torture have emerged.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan has more from Zamboanga, in the southern Philippines.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Friends of Steven Sotloff, allegedly the second journalist shown in Islamic State beheading video, call for his release.
Cut off from bulk of Tunisia's economic development, residents of rural towns are creating their own opportunities.
Craft breweries see rising sales, challenging large corporations for a bigger taste of Mexico's $20bn beer market.
Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
join our mailing list