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16 EJK cases in Negros in 2018


The Commission on Human Rights recorded 16 cases of extra-judicial killings in Negros Occidental last year, which, as of yesterday, remained unresolved.

Of the 16 EJK cases, 14 were perpetrated by unidentified suspects, CHR records show.

In the past two weeks, the police recorded shooting incidents in Hinigaran and San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, and the two victims were reported to be engaged in the illegal drug trade.

For 2018, the CHR recorded 40 cases of alleged human rights violations in Negros Occidental, or an increase of 15, compared to 25 in 2017.

Unidentified suspects topped the CHR list of accused human rights violators at 14, who were responsible for the EJK cases, followed by Philippine National Police - 5, New People’s Army - 6, Philippine Army - 5, while the others were civilians.

Murder also topped the list of cases reported to CHR-Negros Occidental with 19, homicide and RA 7610, the law against child abuse with five each, among other complaints.*


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