martedì 30 maggio 2017

Propaganda shows Marawi priest echoing kidnappers' demand

'Do not be happy, Mr President, that we are the collateral damage of war,' Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City. A propaganda video released on Tuesday, May 30, showed kidnapped Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub echoing his kidnappers' demand for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw government forces from Marawi City. "Mr President, we are in the midst of this war. We are asking your help to please give what your enemies are asking for. They simply are not asking for anything – just to withdraw your forces away from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, and to stop the air strikes, your air attacks, and to stop the cannons," Soganub said in the video. (...)