Melissa Roxas’ Press Conference: Statement by Melissa Roxas

In her first public appearance since being released from captivity, Melissa Roxas, a U.S. citizen abducted and tortured in the Philippines from May 19-25, held a press conference to describe the human rights abuses she endured while held for six days in an alleged military camp. Ms. Roxas, an American human rights advocate of Filipino descent, is the first known American citizen to have become a victim of abduction and torture in the Philippines, a country which has drawn international condemnation for state-sponsored human rights atrocities. (Read more at

Location: Echo Park United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA
Date/Time: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 4:00PM – 5:30PM

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