Unicef, CHR Probe Urged on Killing of ‘Child NPA’

Apr. 08, 2007

Child-advocate groups in Davao City and the region have called on the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the death of Grecil Galacio, the nine-year-old girl from Compostela Valley province who was shot dead by the military last week, claiming that she was a member of the communist New People’s Army. The NPA has denied that Grecil was an NPA and has likewise asked the Unicef to investigate her death. The human-rights group Karapatan, meanwhile, has issued this urgent alert.

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