For more than ten hours, the relatives of the victims of false positives heard from soldiers of the XVI loved ones for awards, permits, courses, promotions.
“The payment of two million pesos was supposed to be made to an informant, but this money was never actually paid out, and the money was used to buy more weapons to plant on their murdered relatives.”
“The so-called kit was a revolver, brochures, radios or explosives placed on the body to give the impression that there was a fight, even though it was not. We arrived at this place and a soldier put on a surgical glove, put the revolver in the hand of the person we killed, and we let him fire, leaving traces of gunpowder on that person.
Ashamed, the soldiers admitted to the victims that their actions were not courageous, that they were cowards for murdering innocent people.
“I am aware that he has tarnished the name of his relatives by considering them members of illegal groups. “They are not battle casualties, they are murders, we are lost.”
“I became a war criminal, a human rights violator. Crimes that claimed the lives of their families and I can say today that none of them were combatants or criminals.”
Several soldiers said they received orders to kill civilians from retired Gen. Henry William Torres Escalante, who was on the second day before the Special Peace Jurisdiction hearing to accept responsibility in 296 cases of false positives that constituted war crimes , speaking will be crimes against humanity