Group: More human rights cases vs Arroyo regime-A A +A
Thursday, May 5, 2011
MANILA -- A group of lawyers on Thursday said more cases will be filed against top civilian, military and police officials allegedly involved in human rights violations in the past decade.
The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) said they will continue to pursue all avenues to prosecute human rights violators, especially those who have committed murder, rape, and other crimes.
Last Wednesday, mothers of missing University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño filed a criminal complaint against retired General Jovito Palparan Jr. for rape, serious physical injuries, arbitrary detention, among other offenses.
Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño, alleging conspiracy within the military unit, filed the cases at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Both students were missing since June 2006. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)