Pagkamatay ng tatlong Lumad sa Surigao del Sur, iniimbestigahan ng CHR
Iniimbestigahan na ng Commission on Human Rights ang pagkamatay ng tatlong miyembro ng Lumad-Manobo tribe kabilang na ang isang 12-anyos na estudyante sa Lianga, Surigao del Sur.
Ayon kay CHR spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, magpapadala ng investigation team ang CHR Regional Office sa Caraga para busisiin ang karumal-dumal na pagkamatay ng tatlo na umanoý kagagawan ng militar.
“Under the international humanitarian law (IHL), the principle of distinction between civilians and combatants must be observed at all times. More so, IHL provides protection for children as persons not taking part in hostilities and as persons who are particularly vulnerable. It also concerning that there are allegations that female victims were sexually assaulted as well,” pahayag ng CHR.
“While we wait for the results of the independent probe, the Commission urges the government to shed light on these deaths and conduct its own investigation to bring justice to the death of Willy Rodriguez, Lenie Rivas, and 12-year-old Angel Rivas,” pahayag ng CHR.
Nagpaabot din ng pakikiramay ang CHR sa mga pamilya ng mga biktima.
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