Tambuli ng Mamamayan Network and Defend Job Philippines condemn continued harassment against Roy Velez and family
Despite the revocation of the warrant of arrest against Roy Velez, at 8:00 in the morning today, a man who introduced himself as Police Officer Padua from the Warrant of Arrest Section of Las Pinas City went to the residence of Roy Velez in Las Pinas City. He was escorted by three (3) other men in civilian clothes.
Anna Velez (wife of Roy Velez) kindly met the man and asked him why he is looking for Roy Velez. Surprisingly, the man is speaking loudly to Anna (while displaying the warrant of arrest in public) and intentionally for the neighborhood to hear that Roy Velez has a warrant of arrest and that he was involved in an ambush in Lagawe, Ifugao.
Anna Velez said that Roy Velez (her husband) was not there. She also stressed to the man that the Warrant of Arrest against Roy Velez in Lagawe, Ifugao has been revoked or recalled already by the Regional Trial Court in Ifugao just recently and that the warrant of arrest is not effective anymore.
Yet, the man continued to shout and kept telling that Roy Velez still has a warrant of arrest and said “Where is he?! Where is Roy Velez?!
Anna Velez asked for the copy of the document (warrant of arrest) but the man refused to give a copy and left.
Please join us on September 9, 2013 (9:00-3:00 PM) to a protest dialogue at the Commission on Human Rights, Department of Justice and Supreme Court calling for the speedy and just investigation and resolution of the case against Roy Velez, Amelita Bravante, Randy Vegas, Raul Camposano, Rene Abiva, Virgilio Corpouz and other human rights defenders who are victims of criminalization.