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Human rights advocate in Sorsogon shot dead

Teodoro Escanilla, Spokesperson Karapatan Sorsogon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Teodoro Escanilla, Spokesperson Karapatan Sorsogon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

By BicolToday.com News Team

SORSOGON CITY, 20Aug2015 (BicolToday.com) — Human rights advocate Teodoro Escanilla was shot dead Wednesday midnight by unknown gunmen.

Escanilla was spokesperson of Karapatan Sorsogon, a human rights watch group.

The incident happened midnight of August 19 in his house in Tagdon village, Barcelona, Sorsogon.

He was hit on the body.

Escanilla had been warned before that he was in the “hit list” of the state military due to his expose’ of human rights abuses inflicted on civilians by the State troops in the province.

He was anchorman of radio program, “Pamana ng Lahi” at radio DZMS for 10 years.

The radio program tackles human rights issues, people’s advocacy and concerns . [BicolToday.com]

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