菲律宾男子在被迫做事后死亡 300 蹲下以打破Covid-19宵禁

菲律宾一名男子被迫做死后死亡 300 因违反Covid宵禁而下蹲, making him the latest victim of the country’s often brutal approach to enforcing restrictions.

在四月 1, Darren Manaog Peñaredondo, 28, left his home in General Trias, a city in Cavite province, which is under lockdown due to rising 新冠肺炎 案件, to buy water, 他的家人说, according to CNN affiliate CNN Philippines.
But he was stopped by police and told to dopumping exercises” 100 次, 根据报告. Police made him repeat the exercises, meaning he ultimately did about 300 repetitions.

    He started to convulse on Saturday, but we were able to revive him at home. Then his body failed so we revived him again, but he was already comatose,” 他的家人说, 根据报告. Peñaredondo died at 10 下午, 一家人说.
      The Philippines has one of the highest reported Covid-19 caseloads of any country in Asiait has recorded more than 819,000 infections and 14,000 死亡人数, according to Johns Hopkins University. 上个月, cases in the country rose sharply, prompting authorities to order more than 25 百万人陷入封锁including those in Cavite province.
        The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the mayor of General Trias city have ordered an investigation into Peñaredondo’s death, 根据报告.
        All police officers who will be proven to have violated the law will be prosecuted and meted with appropriate (administrative) and criminal penalties,” the department’s undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in a text message to CNN Philippines.
          Peñaredondo’s death follows a string of incidents involving brutal policing techniques.
          在一个 statement last month, non-profit organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) pointed to reports that officials had locked five youths inside a dog cage for violating quarantine. They also reportedly forced people to sit in the midday sun as punishment for breaching a curfew.
          Jose Manuel Diokno, a lawyer and founder of Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), said it was not legal to lock people up in cages or make people squat 300 次. “The only penalties that can be imposed by law enforcers for any kind of violations are those found in local law and national law, and we don’t have any laws that allow people to be put in dog cages or be made to exercise for long periods of time,” 他说.

          A tough approach to Covid restrictions

          The Philippines has taken a tough approach to containing coronavirus.
          President Rodrigo Duterte has applied his traditional strongman tactics, saying in April last year that police would shoot dead anyone who violated virus restrictions. “I will not hesitate. My orders are to the police, the military and the barangays: If they become unruly and they fight you and your lives are endangered, shoot them dead,” Duterte 说过 during a speech.
          Huge numbers of people have been detained for breaching restrictions 在过去 12 月. Between March and August last year, 几乎 290,000 people were warned, fined or charged for violating quarantine rules, CNN Philippines 已报告. Since Duterte put the main Philippine island of Luzon in lockdown on March 16 今年, hundreds of people had been arrested in Manila, HRW said in March.
          Police officers inspect motorists at a quarantine checkpoint, 在三月 29, 2021 in Marikina, 马尼拉大都会, 菲律宾.

          Philippine authorities argue the tough approach is needed to control the country’s outbreak. But Carlos Conde, a senior researcher at HRW, who is based in the Philippines, argues that surging cases show the measures haven’t worked. 代替, he said the decision to arrest people en masse has likely seen peoplepacked like sardinesinto crowded jails, with no social distancing.
          Lockdown orders had also harmed people who need to leave their homes to work, 他说, adding the measures werevery anti-poor.
          In its annual report released this week, Amnesty International criticized the Philippines’ 方法, 注意 “measures taken by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 led to numerous abuses of human rights.
          上个月, Duterte defended using former military officers in the fight against Covid-19, 说, “You need not be a doctor here,” according to a CNN Philippines 报告. CNN has reached out to the official Philippine Information Agency for comment.

          Decline in freedoms

          Brutal policing methods have been an issue for years in the Philippines. Since Duterte came to power in 2016, thousands have died in thewar on drugsafter the president ordered police to kill anyone they believed to be connected to the drugs trade.
          But activists say the pandemic has further degraded freedoms and human rights.
          According to Conde, the key problem the government is treating Covid-19 as a public safety issuenot a health concern. The outsized roles given to military and police had only increased the prevalence of aggressive policing tactics, 他说.
          I think the police, the military and the local government, they have been emboldened to commit human rights violations even more during the pandemic,” 他说.
          A police officer takes mugshots of alleged curfew violators at a quarantine checkpoint on March 29, 2021 in Marikina, 马尼拉大都会, 菲律宾.

          Diokno, 律师, said authorities hadjust taken a cue from their leader,” referring to Duterte.
            There have been impacts beyond those who were arrested for breaching quarantine. According to HRW, there was a 50% increase in people killed in thewar on drugsfrom April to July 2020 compared with the previous four-month period.
            Diokno said human rights hadvery clearlybeen degraded over the pandemic. “Aside from the lives that have been lost, the first victims of the pandemic were democratic rights and freedoms,” 他说.

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