Christians condemn declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines

May 24, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Christian Conference of Asia, or CCA, has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on May 23 in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The CCA, a fellowship of churches and ecumenical councils in Asia, issued a statement calling on President Duterte to lift the martial law, which subjects the people of southern Philippines to curfews, checkpoints and other restraints on their human rights.

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