Fil-Am to sue torturers

Activist recounts ordeal in RP visit.

MANILA, Philippines—For Filipino-American Melissa Roxas, it was like going on a journey back to a “dark place” but one she had to make so that the world would know of the human rights abuses in the Philippines and that the “abductions and torture” would stop.

In an emotional press conference in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday morning (Manila time), Roxas burst into sobs as she publicly recounted how a group of men she said were military agents tortured her to the point she thought she would die.

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