[In the news]‘The Butcher’ faces torture raps – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
By Nikko Dizon, Tonette Orejas, Robert Gonzaga
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Retired general Jovito Palparan Jr.—the man activists call “The Butcher”—and several other soldiers were Wednesday slapped with criminal charges, including torture and rape, by the mothers of two University of the Philippines students who were abducted in Bulacan province in 2006.
The complaint filed at the Department of Justice by the mothers of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan named, aside from Palparan, Lt. Col. Rogelio Boac, Lt. Col. Felipe Anotado, 2nd Lt. Francis Mirabelle, military volunteer (CAFGU) Arnel Enriquez, M/Sgt. Donald Caigas, M/Sgt. Rizal Hilario, and several other John Does.
The offenses alleged in the complaint include serious physical injuries, arbitrary detention, maltreatment of prisoners, grave threats and coercion, rape and other criminal law violations.
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