Terror in Abra-Apayao
Soldiers of the 7th ID committed human rights violations from July to August. Several cases were reported in the towns of Tineg, Lacub and Malibcong in Abra; and in the towns of Kabugao and Conner in Apayao. Infections spread in the community due to the presence of soldiers.
Arrest. Soldiers arrested farmer Jerome Cudiyen at Sitio Talipugo, Buneg, Lacub. They stole his cellphone and food supplies, and forced him to serve as guide in a military operation. Afterwards, he was detained at the 24th IB camp and subjected to torture for several days. He was injected with an unknown medicine. Three other villagers were arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Lacub.
Harassment. Six residents of Sitio Talipugo were arrested and interrogated for several hours. Two of the victims were forced to serve as guides in a military operation. At Sitio Baliwan, Katablangan, Conner, soldiers arrested Romeo Sabaway along with his two children.