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Big blow

05:03 AM September 24, 2018

The conviction of ex-Army general Jovito Palparan and two others for the 2006 disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan is a big blow against impunity in the Philippines.

This ruling came after a long and agonizing struggle for justice by the families and supporters of the two activists, who remain missing.

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It rekindles hope among the families of many other victims of human rights violations, now and in the past. It should also serve as a reminder to state security forces that justice and the law will catch up with them sooner or later.

CARLOS H. CONDE, Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch, [email protected]

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