Campaign for Human Rights Philippines: Enforced Disappearances

The Norwich City Unison branch are hosting a special event from Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines, 'Enforced Disappearances: Philippines'.

The event will take place in the council chamber, City Hall from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 14 October.

All members are welcome to come along to find out more about the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines and hear the stories of the special guest speakers, including:

 

  • Raymond Manalo:  an escaped 'desaparecido' who witnessed the abduction and torture of student activists Sherlyn Capadan and Karen Empeno.  He was also subjected to torture and witnessed the murder of fellow farmer-abductee Manuel Marino.
  • Mrs Concepcion Empeno:   Mother of Karen Empeno, one of the two student activists who was abducted in 2006.  Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Capadan have not been found since.  Mrs Empeno continues her search for Karen and other victims of enforced disappearances with 'Desaparecidos', a group for families of victims of abductions and disappearances.
  • Attorney Ramegio Saladero, Jr:  A prominent rights and labour lawyer who was illegally arrested and detained on trumped up charges of multiple murder in October 2008.  He was released three months after and all charges against him were dropped.

 To find out more, please visit the Campaign's website:  http://www.chrp.org.uk/