Sunday, November 15, 2009

Arroyo signs anti-torture bill into law

Arroyo signs anti-torture bill into law
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:58:00 11/13/2009

Filed Under: Human Rights, Laws
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) The Philippines finally has an anti-torture law after 22 years.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, which criminalizes “torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment,” said deputy presidential spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo.

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