Survivor speaks of human rights horrors in Philippines | AsianPacificPost

The beatings one year ago have left her with a bad shoulder.

The metal handcuffs have left bracelet-like marks on her hands.

The anguish of surviving where many have died gives her harrowing nights.

But Melissa Roxas considers herself lucky.

She lived to talk about the men who abducted and tortured her, unlike the estimated 1,000 people in her country who have been victims of political killings over the past decade.

This week, Roxas, a human rights advocate, brings her story to Vancouver as part of her Canadian tour with the creators of the Filipino film Dukot! (Abduct!) to raise awareness of extra-judicial arrest, torture and execution in the Philippines."

More at: http://www.asianpacificpost.com/news/topnews/article/survivorspeakshumanrightshorrorsphilippines

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