Senator Leila de Lima is seeking a congressional probe into the deaths of curfew violators who were arrested when President Rodrigo Duterte placed the “NCR Plus” bubble under ECQ.
'These violations and senseless deaths are manifestations of clear abuse of power by government,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Senator Leila de Lima is seeking a congressional probe into the deaths of curfew violators who were arrested when President Rodrigo Duterte placed the “NCR Plus” bubble under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).De Lima filed Proposed Senate Resolution (PSR) No. 703 on Thursday, April 22.
In filing PSR 703, De Lima wants the Senate to investigate the reported human rights abuses committed against curfew violators when the “NCR Plus” bubble – which includes Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite – were placed under ECQ for two weeks.
“These violations and senseless deaths are manifestations of clear abuse of power by government,” said the Duterte critic, who has been in detention for more than four years over what she described as trumped-up drug charges.“This series of beatings which led to deaths of innocent victims is a demonstration of how government is continuing with its campaign of systemic violence, climate of fear, and impunity among officials and lack of regard for human rights,” De Lima added. headtopics.com
She cited thein early April, just two days after he was arrested for violating the curfew in General Trias, Cavite, and punished with 300 rounds of pumping exercise akin to squats. Peñaredondo died due to a stroke. Read more: Rappler »
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