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Philippines: Arrest of General must break down wall of impunity for torture

Headline Title:  Philippines: Arrest of General must break down wall of impunity for torture 12 August 2014 This morning’s arrest of a General accused of abductions and torture in the Philippines is an encouraging sign that the authorities are finally tackling a culture of impunity for serious human rights violations by the security forces, Amnesty International said.  Retired Major General Jovito Palparan, 63, was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation and members of the armed forces at around 3am in the Santa Mesa area of the Philippines’ capital, Manila. Often…

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