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Release all political prisoners, Karapatan dares Malacanang

“We have heard this line before,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said in reaction to Malacanang’s declaration of openness to talk peace with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). “If and when Malacanang releases peace consultants of the NDFP and withdraw all trumped-up criminal charges against them, then maybe we can believe it’s more than just a press release,” Palabay said. 

Political prisoner Isidro de Lima interrogated in jail; family harassed

Karapatan strongly criticized the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for violating the rights of political prisoner Isidro de Lima by subjecting him to interrogation and bribery. 

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Karapatan on CHR resolution on Morong 43: intentional delay

“The long-overdue Commission on Human Rights resolution on the complaint filed by the 43 health workers known as the Morong 43 only reinforced the perpetuation of injustice and impunity,” Karapatan said on the resolution released by the CHR on April 21, 2015. 

Arrested NDFP peace consultant Silva refutes AFP claims

NDFP consultant Adelberto Silva, who was arrested on June 1, 2015, asserted he is a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) belying earlier claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.   

Adelberto Silva (in blue) 


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