Concepcion "Connie" Brizuela
rights attorney and one of the founders of the Union of Peoples'
Lawyers in Mindanao (the precursor of the National Union of Peoples'
Lawyers) who was previously jailed for a few days in 2005 because of a
libel case filed by former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel Pinol, but
who had actively participated in the fact-finding mission of the Dutch
Lawyers for Lawyers group that probed the threats and harassment
against lawyers and judges.
Cause of Death: Shot to death in a political massacre
Died: November 23, 2009
Location: Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines