The nine activists killed in the “Bloody Sunday” strikes in March were totally shot in the chest and the passings merit murder examinations which was shared by criminological pathologist Racquel Fortun.
Fortun, in a virtual question and answer session with Defend Southern Tagalog which introduced her discoveries on dissection assessments she did on the assortments of the nine activists.
Nine activists were killed in discrete tasks for authorization of court orders in Calabarzon towns on March 7. Police guaranteed that they were killed on the grounds that they “retaliated,” a case their families dismissed. Family members additionally declared that allegations that the activists had weapons and explosives were ridiculous.
Fortun conceded that the post-mortem they led was troublesome as the bodies were at that point preserved and gunfire wounds have effectively been stitched.
Just eight of the bodies were autopsied and just two cases were submitted with garments on their body. Fortun said inspecting the garments could likewise help in deciding the entry of projectiles and documentation of what occurred in the shooting. Fortun said just the post-mortem examination on the remaining parts of BAYAN-Cavite organizer Manny Asuncion was finished.
The police said there was a pursuit from his home in Rosario, Cavite to the workplace of the Workers’ Assistance Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite, however Kilusang Mayo Uno director Elmer Labog and Defend Southern Tagalog’s Charmane Maranan discredited this and said Asuncion and his significant other had been remaining at the workplace. Along with this, Fortun said the dissection discovered three shot injuries in the front chest of Asuncion.
Casey Ann Cruz, provincial organizer of Bayan-Southern Tagalog, additionally said a ballistic assessment was likewise directed with a nearby investigator.
On account of Chay Evangelista, who was killed with her significant other Ariel in Nasugbu, Batangas, Fortun said they noticed a “enormous injury” in one arm that may show it a safeguard type or endeavor to protect her body from shooting.
The Evangelistas were heads of Ugnayan ng Mamamayan Laban sa Pagwawasak ng Kalikasan, a reformist gathering for fisherfolk.
Fortun additionally observed the demise of work pioneer Dandy Miguel, whose fierce killing happened three weeks after the ridiculous strikes. Each case merits a manslaughter examination.
Morever, The Department of Justice-drove Administrative Order 35 Task Force’s extraordinary examination group is now investigating the killings. The groups of the casualties met with Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on April 21, over a month since the killings. The families communicated dread for their security and for their networks.