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Philippines: Nonita Din: murder of a trade unionist

, Index number: ASA 35/004/1995

AI is deeply concerned at the killing of Nonita Din, a 41-year-old active member of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), on 29 January 1995. She was shot dead as the family were gathered in their dining area. Members of the armed security force of the Philippine-American Timber Corporation-Land Improvement Division (PATIC-LID) are believed to have been responsible. In 1992, three of her neighbours, also trade union members, were killed, also by gunmen believed to belong to the PATIC-LID security force. These killings reflect a pattern of human rights violations against trade unionists in the Philippines.

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