Appendix 2.7: Confidential Cable from the US Embassy in Manila, “Congressman Solarz Calls on President Marcos,” 26 November 1976

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Here, Marcos is reported as saying that there is “some truth” to the Amnesty International Report detailing human right abuses—including torture—by the military under martial law. However, he insisted that such abuses were not government policy.

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