Security Forces, Muslim Rebels Should Protect Civilians

19 September 2013

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

(Zamboanga City) ā€“ Philippines security forces and Muslim rebels have committed serious abuses during fighting in the southern city of Zamboanga. After taking over five coastal villages on September 9, 2013, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) took dozens of residents hostage, though many have since been released. The Philippine military and police have allegedly tortured or otherwise mistreated suspected rebels in custody.

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