Concepcion "Connie" Brizuela


Age: 56

Summary: human 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

Born: 1953

Died: November 23, 2009

Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines