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Don’t add insult to injury, no to house arrest for GMA —Karapatan

Press Statement – “In the name of justice, GMA should end up in a detention facility and not under house arrest,” asserted Jigs Clamor, deputy secretary general of human rights group Karapatan.“ Clamor added that, “GMA should not be accorded special treatment. Instead, she must account for all the human rights violations committed under her regime.”

In GMA’s nine years in power, Karapatan has documented the following violations and the corresponding number of victims of her Oplan Bantay Laya:

 

Extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary execution

1,206

Frustrated Killing

379

Enforced or involuntary disappearance

 206

Torture

 1,099

Illegal arrest

 2,059

Physical assault and injuries

30,119

Threat, harassment and intimidation

 81,835

Indiscriminate firing

538,017

Illegal search and seizure

53,893

Forcible evacuation and displacement

 873,787

Hamletting

 39,803

Violation of domicile

 29,101

Food and other economic blockade:

 87,152

Use of schools, medical, religious and other public places for military purposes

57,914

“The victims of GMA as commander-in-chief of the AFP are real people. They are not just numbers. Justice should be served to those who were wronged. Enough of lies, enough of tricks. The families of the victims have suffered for so long. GMA must end up in jail. That’s the least the P-Noy administration can do,” said Clamor. ###

 

Reference:    Jigs Clamor, Deputy Secretary General, 0920-9466210

 

                        Angge Santos, Media Liaison, 0918-9790580


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KARAPATAN is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human rights desks and committees of people’s organizations, and individual advocates committed to the defense and promotion of people’s rights and civil liberties.  It monitors and documents cases of human rights violations, assists and defends victims and conducts education, training and campaign.

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