CHR slams 'aggressive' apprehension of Parañaque City vendor

25/01/2021 8:15:00 PM

CHR slams ‘aggressive’ apprehension of Parañaque City vendor

CHR slams ‘aggressive’ apprehension of Parañaque City vendor

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has slammed the 'unjustified' and 'aggressive' apprehension of a small vendor by the Parañaque Task Force, calling the act 'deeply concerning' as it degraded the rights of the vendor.

Commission on Human Rights(MANILA BULLETIN)In a video that went viral on social media, five members of the said task force were seen aggressively manhandling the vendor, Warren Villanueva, who was holding on to his cart — his main utility for selling.

CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline de Guia noted that the violent apprehension of the vendor shocked viewers. “The use of excessive force by the task force appears unjustified and unnecessary,” she said. “It constitutes cruelty, degrades the person, and can cause long-term psychological harm.”

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