Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Police torture chamber found in Laguna - INQUIRER.net

Police torture chamber found in Laguna

MANILA, Philippines—A previously unlisted Philippine National Police  detention facility in Laguna has been the venue for many instances of torture of its detainees, the Commission on Human Rights disclosed Friday.

The CHR announced at a news conference it had recently caused the relief of a police official and nine other officers of the PNP Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) in Biñan for the alleged maltreatment of suspected drug pushers.

“It came as a surprise that the PIB has detainees in their office, because they should be turning them over to the police stations,” said Jacqueline dela Peña, acting director of the CHR Regional Office 4. “Some (provincial) police officials were surprised there’s such a detention facility. The PNP had not informed us (about it).”

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