Kin of slain farmer cry for justice-A A +A
Monday, July 21, 2014
THE family of the farmer killed by members of a military unit in the village of Mayang, Iloilo last Thursday consulted the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to call for justice.
Consolacion Larbo, the victim’s mother, said they are bringing the case to the CHR and the village council to file a resolution that states that the victim is a civilian and not a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) or any rebel group.
In July 18, the victim, who is suffering from nervous breakdown, told his mother he will harvest corn and pineapples. He was seen by the military unit carrying a bolo and was shot in the head.
Larbo said her son’s body was seen the next morning lying in a shallow canal along the road but is already carrying a .12 gauge shotgun.
Human rights group Karapatan has dispatched a fact-finding mission, believing that the atrocity is a violation of international humanitarian law.
The military medical team is headed by a Lieutenant Padua, team leader of the 82nd PA detachment that just came from a medical mission in the village of Baga, Leon. (LCP)