By Jereco O. Paloma
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Rita Melecio, Mindanao team leader of the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), told reporters in Friday’s Kapihan sa PIA that of the nine reported cases of torture this year, six were allegedly committed by the military while another one was committed by police.
The two remaining cases were allegedly committed by so-called “intelligence groups.”
In 2009, when the group recorded a total of 40 torture cases involving 67 victims, 19 cases were allegedly committed by military, 13 by the police, four by intelligence groups and four by combined elements of the police and the military.
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1 is too many!
Borrowing this tagline from Angelina Joli in the new video of the UN Office of the High Commissioner in its campaign for the rights of refugees.
- [Statement] Lack of P-Noy’s explicit policy on human rights opens doors for violations on the ground – www.tfdp.net (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Press Release] Human Rights Groups challenge AFP to implement stand on absolute prohibition of torture- PAHRA (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Press Release] Medical doctors can help to stop torture – Medical Action Group (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [From the web] PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speak out – “The evidence is suppressed to weaken a case” – Interview 7 – AHRC (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- [Last week's featured site] A society where Human Rights are fully enjoyed and respected by all – www.tfdp.net (hronlineph.wordpress.com)