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More indigenous murdered by paramilitaries


HONG KONG (SE): At 12 noon on September 28, the 44-year-old driver of a passenger motorcycle, Lito Abion, was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while waiting for passengers at the rank near Purok Two bus terminal at Dona Flavia, San Luis, Agusan del Sur in the southern Philippines.

Citing documentation from the Higala sa Lumad Network, the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission reports that a red Honda XRM motorcycle carrying two men was parked nearby.

The pillion passenger pulled out a handgun and fired at Abion, who sustained two bullet wounds in his back and another in the nape of his neck. The atackers then sped away.

Abion was a member of the Tagdumahan (Greedy Pig), an organisation in San Luis opposed to mining on the ancestral lands of the Banwaon and Manobo indigenous peoples in Agusan del Sur.

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