MEP Hautala strongly condems killings in the Philippines

The Chair of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights, Heidi Hautala strongly condemns the killing of at least 57 men and women, including journalists and lawyers, victims of pre-electoral violence in the Philippines. [:]

“I convey my profound condolences to the families of the victims.

I welcome the declaration of the President of the Philippines that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, and calls for the end of the impunity that threatens the electoral process and for the respect of rule of law and democracy”, MEP Heidi Hautala declared on 25 Novembre 2009.