12 months Karapatan slams govt for covering up ‘state-sponsored killings’ MB
By Chito Chavez The human rights group Karapatan criticized the government for concocting stories to pin the blame on communist groups for what it called state-sponsored killings. “As in many other cases of state-sponsored killing, the government whips up some fantastic theory, expressed through contradictory statements and devoid of any evidence, that uses the NPA (New People’s Army) or some other scapegoat to evade accountability of its State forces and justify more draconian measures,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay. (Karapatan.org / MANILA BULLETIN) Palabay was responding to the statement of Chief Supt. Mario Espino of Philippine National Police (PNP) ... more