HUMAN RIGHTS

Karapatan files “crime against humanity” raps vs anti-red task force

Officers of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) should be held criminally and administratively liable for their “persistent, relentless and malicious Red-tagging and vilification

AFP: A diversionary tactic to manipulate and draw away attention from the well-supported cases filed by the government against them

For labeling Karapatan as a front for communist rebels, some officers of the government’s anti-insurgency task force has been charged with crimes against humanity by the human rights organization.

In the complaint, Karapatan accused national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. and President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters Lorraine Badoy and Mocha Uson of violating the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity.

The officers of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) should be held criminally and administratively liable for their “persistent, relentless and malicious Red-tagging and vilification” of the group, said Karapatan in the complaint filed in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Karapatan red-tagging complaint diversionary tactic

 December 5, 2020

MANILA – The government’s anti-communist task force on Saturday said the complaint filed by militant human rights group Karapatan against four government officials for red-tagging is only a diversionary tactic to manipulate the well-supported cases filed by the government against… Read More







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