Human rights lawyer murdered in Negros | BICOL TODAY

Human rights lawyer murdered in Negros

By Nonoy Espina

BACOLOD CITY, 07Nov2018 – A human rights lawyer was murdered in Negros Occidental Tuesday night.

Benjamin Ramos, secretary general of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in the province, was smoking by a store in Barangay 5, near the public plaza of Kabankalan City, 103 kilometers south of here, when he was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen, Clarizza Singson of human rights group Karapatan said, quoting the victim’s wife, Clarissa.

Singson said Ramos was rushed to a hospital but was already dead from four gunshot wounds, three in the front and one in the back.

The father of three was also a peasant advocate and had founded the farners’ organization Paghiliusa Development Group.

He represented a number of political prisoners, among them the so-called Mabinay 6, youth activists the military has accused of being communist rebels.

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