Meanwhile Philippines opposition politicians have accused Arroyo of human rights violations, alleging that executive orders limiting street protests, barring government officials from giving testimony before congressional inquiries without government permission and the recent emergency declaration itself have breached the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [text] signed by the Philippines. ABC Australia has more. An Arroyo spokesman said Saturday that the charges "will not prosper because of the situation that led to the declaration of Proclamation 1017 [the emergency decree]."
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