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Philippine military blamed for shooting of rights defender

BAGUIO (UCAN): Good Shepherd Sister Genoveva Dumay, who works with farmers and political prisoners in the northern region of the country, accused the Philippine military of being behind the shooting of Brandon Lee, a human rights defender in the northern Philippine city of Baguio on August 6.
Gunmen shot and badly wounded the American citizen who works as a volunteer for a farmers’ organization. Sister Dumay said Lee, who is married to a Filipino and is fighting for his life, had told her that soldiers had been following and harassing him.

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