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Philippines church, rights groups denounce farmer killings

ucanews.com |  29 September 2017

Philippine church and human rights groups are calling for an investigation into the Sept. 3 killing of four farmers on land claimed by the rural poor and the military in the town of Laur, in Nueva Ecija province.

Unidentified gunmen shot the farmers who were resting inside a hut located in the middle of the disputed piece of land.

"We call for a stop to the killings of farmers and for the arrest of the perpetrators," said Sister Ellen Belardo, national coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.

 

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