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Top US lawyer on Manila ‘al-Qaeda’ Blacklist - group

The Philippines has put rights activists, including a former US Attorney-General and members of church groups, on an immigration blacklist drawn up ostensibly to stop terrorists from entering, a rights group said on Friday.

 

US-based Human Rights Watch said Manila was trying to stymie criticism at a time when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is in the spotlight because of political violence against her opponents. (Reuters)