American Volunteer Branded 'Enemy of State' and Shot Outside His Home in the Philippines




An American human rights volunteer is reportedly in critical condition after he was shot four times in the Philippines.

Lee suffered cardiac arrest during a surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his jaw.

Lee and other IPM staff had were labeled “enemy of the state” in posters that were put up around the province.

Another rights group, the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, where Lee also volunteers, blamed authorities for the attack.

watchdog Global Witness found that the Philippines is the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders, with 30 environmentalists murdered there in 2018.” data-reactid=”25″>A recent report by watchdog Global Witness found that the Philippines is the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders, with 30 environmentalists murdered there in 2018.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has notoriously called land and environmental activists communist sympathizers and terrorists in an effort to silence them.

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