Swedes and Finns to help Philippines solve murders of activists and journalists

Sweden and Finland will be among the countries which the Philippine government will invite to investigate the killing of more than 800 journalists and activists since 2001.  A commission under Supreme Court Justice Jose Melo, has suggested that the military plays a big role in the murders; an accusation that President Gloria Arroya wants Scandinavian and European help to investigate.
Sweden and Finland were among the first countries who deplored the killings.
According to The International Federation of Journalists, more than 48 journalists have been killed during the precidency of Gloria Arroya. One of those was a popular radio host Andres Acosta, who was stabbed to death in December 2006.

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