Philippines: Rebels used IEDs in violation of human rights laws: CHR

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental said it has concluded in its probe that the New People’s Army (NPA) violated human rights laws and an agreement with the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) with regard weapons used in warfare.

The NPA, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), is part of the NDF coalition in the long-running rebellion against the Philippine government.

Dr. Jess Cañete, CHR-Negros Oriental chief and Special Investigator, on Monday said that a motu proprio investigation that his office conducted from March 5 to 6 showed that suspected NPA rebels, indeed used IEDs during an ambush on Philippine Army soldiers in Guihulngan City last March 3.

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Source: Philippine News Agency