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Military’s claim of zero rights abuses belied

Friday, May 18, 2012

Military's claim of zero claim abuses belied

Photos by JHUN DANTES
Text by RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA – Human rights advocates and environmentalists condemned the recent murder of two activists in a rally in front of Camp Aguinaldo, headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), this morning.

On May 6, Frederick Trangria was gunned down by two unidentified riding in tandem at purok 2B Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley. Three days later, on May 9, Margarito Cabal, 47, was shot inside his rented house in purok 4-B Barangay Palma, Kibawe, Bukidnon.

“The extrajudicial killings of environmental activists Fred Trangria and Margarito Cabal prove that AFP’s claim of zero human rights violations in the first four months of 2012 is one fat lie!” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan spokeswoman said. Col. Domingo Tutaan of AFP’s Human Rights Office announced that the AFP has zero human rights violation cases a few days after the killing of Cabal and Trangria..... MORE

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