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Monday, April 19, 2021

Amid grave HR abuses, AFP remains in a state of denial – Karapatan

“Despite
the distortions and deflections of the AFP, the fact remains: there are torture
victims who have told their story of inhuman and degrading treatment at the
hands of the military. The trauma that they have experienced — the marks on
their necks due to strangulation and burn marks — are still visible on their
bodies. The military is both callous and idiotic for even implying that the
victims have burned themselves for the sake of propaganda. They have clearly
identified the perpetrators in their testimonies,” said Karapatan deputy
secretary general Roneo Clamor on the military’s recent statement accusing
Karapatan of fabricating allegations of torture.

 

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