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CPP blames Noy gov’t for slay of Dutch militant

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday blamed the Aquino administration for the killing of Dutch environmentalist Willem Geertman in Pampanga on Tuesday, as it condemned the government for the unabated extrajudicial killings of activists in the country.

The CPP, in a statement, blamed that the killing of Geertman and that of Romualdo Palispis in Aurora province, with only a few days interval, to the Aquino administration and its military death squads.

“The successive killings of Palispis and Geertman highlight the continuing campaign of terror and extrajudicial killings being carried out by the reactionary armed forces through its death squads under the Aquino regime’s Oplan Bayanihan campaign of suppression,” said the CPP.

“The murders of Geertman and Palispis call our attention to the fact that extra-judicial killings by death squads of the AFP continue unabated under the Aquino regime,” said the CPP.

Human rights monitors have documented at least 80 cases of extrajudicial killings of progressive activists, many of whom are peasant and anti-mining activists..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1136-cpp-blames-noy-gov%E2%80%99t-for-slay-of-dutch-militant

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