Rights Groups Blame Killings on Military’s Oplan Bantay Laya

“The families of the victims suspect the military or the police as those behind the violations. On the basis of investigation reports, most of the perpetrators are perceived to belong to the military or paramilitary arms of the government,” he said.

He noted that the complaints against the NPA were filed by the soldiers themselves. “However, the investigations against the NPA never prosper because it is impossible to identify and locate them. They are known by the military only by their aliases,” he said.

In a statement, CHR commissioners called on the government, particularly the military to conduct investigations on the indiscriminate killings committed against civilians especially activists.

“Sadly, the reported offenders belong to their (the police and military) ranks,” he said. (Bulatlat.com)

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