Monday, November 06, 2006

Has his case fallen into the abyss?

What happened to Joey Estriber, the radio broadcaster kidnapped last March 3? What are the authorities doing to solve the issue?

Still no word of missing radio presenter and environmentalist eight months after his abduction -- RSF
From: Freedom Watch, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the indifference of both local and national authorities to the fate of radio presenter and anti-logging campaigner Joey Estriber, who has been missing ever since he was kidnapped outside an Internet café in Baler, in Aurora province (northeast of Manila), on the evening of 3 March 2006.

"It is eight months to the day since Estriber was abducted and nothing has been done by the authorities to find and identify his kidnappers," the press freedom organisation said. "It seems that complicity between the local police and logging companies has prevented any progress in the investigation. The authorities in Manila must restart enquiries as a matter of urgency."

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