Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzanaon Mondayurged alleged victims of human rights abuses under martial law in Mindanao to come forward and present their evidence.
"I strongly encourage these groups and alleged victims of excesses by government security forces to come forward, present your evidence, and file charges in the proper courts," he said in a press statement.
"Huwag po kayong matakot (Don't be afraid). If indeed some of our soldiers are found guilty of committing excesses under martial law, then we will not hesitate to administer the appropriate sanctions against these individuals," he said.
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