Rights group says abuses continue in Philippines

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Posted: May 13, 2011 6:09 AM
Rights group says abuses continue in Philippines

Amnesty International says human rights abuses continue in the Philippines under new President Benigno Aquino III, and hundreds of violations committed under the previous government remain unresolved.

Aurora Parong, the group's head in the Philippines, said Friday that extra-judicial executions by security forces and armed groups belonging to political clans continue with impunity.

She said almost no perpetrators of more than 200 cases of disappearances and at least 305 extra-judicial killings during former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's administration have been brought to justice.

The government had no immediate comment.