Lone witness in Sorsogon abduction threatened by State troops

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By BicolToday.com Reportorial Team

SORSOGON CITY –The lone witness in the abduction and enforced disappearance of Edwin Hanuran last January 30 in Casiguran, Sorsogon Province is suffering in fear as the witness was threatened with harm on not to testify over Hnuran’s abduction.

Hanuran, former member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was abducted by State troops at Barangay Trece Martirez, Casiguran, but until now, he has not surfaced.

Elena Gacos Estañol, village council woman of San Jose, Bulusan was with Hanuran when abducted.

She was freed by the military after 24 hours. The council women is the only witness on the incident and for the filing of petition for habeas corpus.

But, Estañol, fearing for her life, is hesitant to testify as witness in the filing of petition for habeas corpus by Hnuran’s family.

Concerned sectors want the Bulusan local government to give protection and support to the council woman.

She wants the sympathetic media and human rights groups to investigate over Hanuran’s enforced disappearance.  [BicolToday.com]

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