Human rights group to picket at AFP headquarters

THE human rights group KARAPATAN will picket the gates of the AFP Headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday, March 4,  to denounce the alarming spate of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) by suspected state security forces.

The group said three activists are the latest victims of EJKs:  BAYAN MUNA activist Rodel Estrellado of Barangay 3, Malilipot, Albay and B’laan tribal chief Rudy Dejos and his son Rody Rick Dejos of Barangay Zone-1, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

There are already 10 extra judicial killings in 2011  by suspected state forces in eight weeks from January to February this year and at least  40 victims since Pres. Aquino took office eight months ago.  EJKs are averaging more than once a week under Aquino.-D’Jay Lazaro

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