Statement of CHR Chairperson, Jose Luis Martin ‘Chito’ Gascon, on the court’s verdict on the Kian Loyd Delos Santos case

Statement of CHR Chairperson, Jose Luis Martin ‘Chito’ Gascon, on the court’s verdict on the Kian Loyd Delos Santos case

We welcome the trial court’s conviction of Kian’s killers and thank all those who assisted in securing justice in this case—particularly the courageous eye witnesses, the church workers, and human rights defenders who offered sanctuary, and the investigators and prosecutors who performed their duty. We call on the government to step up their efforts in delivering justice for all victims of EJKs by ensuring that all perpetrators are apprehended and charged.