A Filipino boy joins human rights activists, who are members of the Amnesty International, in a rally Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines as part of an internationally simulated public action demanding dignity. The activists denounced forced evictions in Zamboanga City and others parts of the country and the world.
Amnesty International strives to promote human rights around the world. It has nearly 2 million members, chapters in more than 60 countries, and supporters and donors from more than 100 countries. Having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977, the organization continues to campaign against such things as torture, the death penalty, and other human rights violations. (Mindanao Examiner Photo Service / Jung Francisco)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2009 - Filipino human rights activists held a rally Saturday in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines as part of an internationally simulated public action demanding dignity.
The activists, who are members of the Amnesty International, also held a motorcade around downtown Zamboanga.
Asia Pacific Youth Network groups Amnesty International and Gusty Motoring Group in Zamboanga City joined the internationally simulated public action. Similar actions were also held in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Manila, according to Francis Marcial, of the local Amnesty International. (With reports from Jung Francisco and Jonathan Deles)