Military harasses ICRC convoy
Elements of the 9th Special Forces Company and police held and arbitrarily detained a convoy of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Lianga, Surigao del Sur on May 29. The convoy was reportedly transporting two wounded Red fighters identified as Jea Angeles Perez and Noel Dadang. Flagging down and detaining a vehicle with the Red Cross emblem is prohibited by the international humanitarian law.
After interrogating the health volunteers, the military “escorted” the convoy to a hospital in Tagum City. The two wounded individuals are now being treated at the said facility but are at the same time being detained by the military.