Philippine police gather for a briefing in Quezon City, east of Manila. Photo: EPA

Duterte’s anti-communist crusade entangles Filipino cultural performance group

  • Members of Teatro Obrero described being mocked by police and military personnel and forced to dance during their weeklong period of detention
  • They were arrested as part of a sweeping counter-insurgency operation ordered by the Philippine president that also targeted advocacy groups
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Philippine police gather for a briefing in Quezon City, east of Manila. Photo: EPA
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An Oxfam charity shop in London. Photo: EPA

Safety fears after Philippines names Oxfam a front for communist terror

  • A national council of churches and women’s political advocacy group were likewise singled out by the country’s defence establishment this week
  • Critics say the practice, known locally as ‘red-tagging’, has been used to silence dissent and puts people’s lives at risk
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An Oxfam charity shop in London. Photo: EPA
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