January, 2010

Rights advocates launch fact-finding mission to Maguindanao

Human rights workers and advocates head to Cotabato City today for the National Interfaith Mission for Peace and Justice in Maguindanao, on the second month after the Ampatuan massacre.

“To pursue justice.” This was one of the objectives of the mission stated by Lovella de Castro, Secretary General of Karapatan and one of the head conveners of Kalinaw Mindanao, as she leads the contingents to Maguindanao.

Kalinaw Mindanao is a coalition of human rights and service-oriented institutions, organizations and concerned individuals led by Alliance Against Impunity in Mindanao, Pagbabago! Movement for Change, Karapatan, Kawagib Moro Human Rights Alliance and Barug Katungod Mindanao.