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October, 2005


Childhoods lost in Philippine jails

October 12, 2005 ·  By JOHN O'CALLAGHAN, ABS-CBN NEWS

CALOOCAN CITY – At age 14, Christian was taken to a city jail in the Philippines on charges of selling and using a powerful methamphetamine known as “shabu”. Nearly three years later, he is still in a cell, smaller than a boxing ring, with 28 other youths awaiting a verdict in court. But Christian and […]

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United States: Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole

October 12, 2005 · 

There are at least 2,225 child offenders serving life without parole sentences in U.S prisons for crimes committed before they were age 18, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a newjoint report published today. While many of the child offenders are now adults, 16 percent were between 13 and 15 years old at the […]

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Preda Newsletter October 2005

October 3, 2005 · 

Dear friends and defenders of children’s rights, I write to thank all of you who have contributed generously to the work of saving and protecting children. I haven’t been able to write a frequently as before because the work is expanding rapidly. We have many significant successes in saving children from abusive situations and those […]

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