Tags: International Humanitarian Law

Rebel’s kin slam military’s breach of humanitarian law

“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and the police and ended up dead while in their custody, we are determined to fight for justice.” ˆGene Campaner, brother of slain NPA guerrilla

By SID NATIVIDAD Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) once filed a case against the Abu Sayyaf back in 2007 for the alleged decapitation of slain Marines in Basilan. Five years later, another complaint has been filed not by the AFP but against them, allegedly regarding a similar atrocity, this time…

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Wives of New People’s Army (NPA) members were allegedly arrested and detained by the Philippine Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion under Lt. Col. Norman Zuniega on two separate incidents, August 6 and 7, in Sta. Maria town in Davao del Sur. According to a statement by the National…

By INA ALLCO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — In the midst of their extreme grief, families of slain members of the New People’s Army and residents of Brgy. Camflora in San Andres, Quezon in Southern Tagalog are demanding that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) respect their rights to give their slain loved ones…