Philippines: Investigate killing of activists and address violence in Negros province

The Marcos administration should order an effective and independent investigation into the killing of activists Ericson Acosta and Joseph Jimenez, in light of allegations that they are cases of summary execution. The Philippine authorities must commit to upholding and respecting international human rights law and standards in the violence between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Occidental province, Visayas region, including by respecting the right to life and allowing unimpeded humanitarian access to affected communities. The NPA must likewise renounce human rights abuses, including summary killings.

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