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

, Index number: ASA 35/003/2004

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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