[In the news] Marcos victims decry delisting from suit – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Marcos victims decry delisting from suit – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

By Penelope Endozo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Source: Inquirer.net

Filed Under: Subversion, Dictatorship, Justice & Rights, Human Rights

MANILA, Philippines—Lawyers who won $1,000 in compensation for each victim of abuse under the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship have been accused of injustice for disqualifying other claimants, like Jose Maria Sison and other former communist party leaders.

Selda, a group representing former detainees during the martial law years, demanded that Filipino lawyer Rodrigo Domingo and his US counterpart, Robert Swift, reinstate 2,013 disqualified claimants in the list of beneficiaries.

The group has threatened to go to court, accusing Domingo and Swift of “arbitrariness” in selecting compensation recipients.

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