9th ID Torture Video

ISNAYP releases the following video footage handed over by some soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division Philippine Army based in Kuta Elias Angeles, Pili, Camarines Sur. The AFP's 9th IDPA directs all military activities in the whole of the Bicol region. This footage covers a significant part of the army recruits' months-long training (ECO2 Cl 185-08). Dismayed soldiers of the 9th IDPA submitted this video to the National Democratic Front-Bicol to protest the maltreatment and abuse carried out by the Training Unit of the 9th IDPA.

The following video exposes various types of torture inflicted by the 9th IDPA Training Unit on the trainees. According to the upset soldiers who submitted the video, the extremely cruel exercises supposedly prepares the trainees in the eventualities that they will be captured by red fighters of the New People's Army. However, the 9th IDPA Training Unit's indoctrination is the exact opposite of the NPA's policies. Moreso, former prisoners of war of the NPA attest to the NPA's humane treatment of captives and adherence to international humanitarian law.

With the AFP's systematic brutality even to its own soldiers, the military's platitudes of its supposed respect for human rights is nothing but a big lie.

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March 2011

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