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Surveillance equipment from UK may be used by PH gov’t to spy on activists, rights defenders

Karapatan today scored the recently reported
sale of $200,000 British surveillance equipment to the Philippine government,
in the light of the
listing of more than 600 persons, human rights
defenders and critics of the Duterte government in the proscription petition
filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) at a regional court in Manila on
February 21, 2018 seeking to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines-New
People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist organizations.

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