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Rights victims angry at end to Marcos wealth hunt

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Philippine torture victims under the 20-year regime of Ferdinand Marcos vented their anger Wednesday at a government plan to wind down its hunt for the late dictator's embezzled billions. 

A photo taken on January 10, 1986 shows then-Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos at a news conference in Manila. Philippine torture victims under Marcos's 20-year regime have vented their anger at a government plan to wind down its hunt for the late dictator's embezzled billions.

The proposal, now under consideration by President Benigno Aquino, would give the signal that people in power can commit crimes with impunity, said the group which calls itself Selda, the local word for a prison cell.

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