Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Henry Omaga-Diaz Calls For Justice For Martial Law Victims

Before the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, there were already many Filipinos silently fighting to topple the Marcos dictatorship, and bring back democracy in the country. They are the freedom fighters who experienced abuses during Martial Law, and are still fighting for justice up to this day.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of EDSA I, let us check on the human rights victims and remember their sacrifices this Thursday, February 24, in �Krusada� with Henry Omaga-Diaz.

Forced disappearance, summary execution, and torture are just some of the human rights violations committed during the Martial Law. Recently, US District Judge Manuel Real decided in favor of the victims by approving the distribution of US$7.5 million or US$1,000 per claimant. However, the legality of this decision in the country is still being debated upon.

Moreover, there is no clear process yet on how the money will be distributed among the victims.

It is Henry�s crusade to uphold human rights as it is an integral part of democracy. He is presently pushing for the passage of the Marcos Compensation Bill in the Congress that will answer all the legal questions on the release of the compensation.

Listen, take part, and be one in the crusade for human rights. Join Henry Omaga-Diaz as he calls for the support of the Aquino administration for this cause in �Krusada� this Thursday, February 24, after �Bandila� on ABS-CBN. Because a true democracy honors human rights and it takes more than words to make a stand for it.

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