Ni Joan Alcantara
Photo: AFP

Naisumite na nitong Enero 11 ng Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) sa United Nations (UN) ang report sa kaso ng karahasan ng communist terrorist group (CTG) gaya ng CPP-NPA-NDF sa mga sibilyan.

Nasa 532 insidente ang naitala ng AFPHRO simula 2010.

Inaasahang tataas pa ang bilang dahil sa patuloy na pangangalap ng impormasyon ng AFPHRO field units sa mga aktibidades ng non-state armed groups.

“To come up with a comprehensive statistical analysis which may lead to the filing of appropriate charges of IHL violations, our Office orchestrated the collection of data from lower AFP units and offices regarding the destruction of civilian owned property by the CNN. These unlawful activities constitute violation of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law as well as local laws such as RA 9851,” pahayag ni COL Joel Alejandro Nacnac, AFPHRO Chief.

Sinabi rin nitong patunay lang ang mga insidente ng malawakang pattern ng pananakot at pangingikil ng mga nasabing teroristang grupo.

Tinanggap ang report ni Signe Poulsen, Representative to the Philippines ng Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, at Gustavo Gonzales, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator sa Pilipinas.

Nakakuha rin ng kopya sina Undersecretary Severo Catura, Executive Director ng Presidential Human Rights Committee, at Assistant Secretary Noralyn Jubaira-Baja, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations ng Department of Foreign Affairs.

“With this report, we hope to expose the violence perpetrated by the CTG. The AFP, through its Human Rights Office, will continuously coordinate with the appropriate agencies in this whole-of-nation approach towards just and lasting peace,” papuri ni AFP Chief of Staff GEN Gilbert Gapay.


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