Philippines: Further information on: Disappearance" / Fear of extrajudicial execution, Alvin S. Valdez (m), aged 22

Philippines: Further information on: Disappearance" / Fear of extrajudicial execution, Alvin S. Valdez (m), aged 22

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Index Number: ASA 35/003/2004
Date Published: 19 August 2004
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Philippines

Acknowledging numerous letters of concern about the 16 July abduction of Alvin Valdez by men believed to have been police officers, the Governor of North Cotabato province issued a public statement on 11 August pledging to bring those responsible to justice. He stated that he would not tolerate "extrajudicial actions or summary executions [by police]". The whereabouts of Alvin Valdez remain unknown, and there are unconfirmed reports that he was killed shortly after he was abducted.


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