Thursday, July 18, 2024
HomeWorld newsA 13-year fight for justice in the murder of a Filipino activist

A 13-year fight for justice in the murder of a Filipino activist

When Filipino environmentalist and radio host Gerry Ortega was shot dead on the tropical island of Palawan, his family and friends believed there was enough damning evidence to convict the alleged mastermind.

But more than thirteen years later, the man accused of ordering the murder, former provincial governor Joel Reyes, is in hiding, while his brother, who is also involved, is mayor.

In a country where hundreds of journalists and environmental activists have been murdered over the past twenty years, Ortega’s murder on January 24, 2011 stands out for its brutality.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Translate »