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Overkill security marks Palparan’s attendance in Court--Desaparecidos

"The BS Aquino is treating The Butcher Gen. Palparan like a diva," Aya Santos, secretary general of Families of Desaparecidos for Justice said on the overkill security measure provided to Palparan during today’s pre-trial hearing.

 

Immediately release ailing political prisoner Benny Barid—SELDA

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) calls on the Department of Justice to immediately release political prisoner Benny Barid, 54, on humanitarian grounds. 
 

Case of illegal arrest raised before the SC

Andrea Rosal's arrested companion Edward Lazanas, who maintains his arrest is illegal, today filed a petition for certiorari at the Supreme Court. 

Atty Cortez NUPL and Lazanas mother"The arrest of Edward Lanzanas is illegal and the charges against him are utterly false, just like the case of Andrea Rosal," Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said as Lanzanas' mother, Nimfa Dimalaluan Lanzanas filed the petition at the SC. Lazanas’ mother was assisted by the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) through Atty. Rey Cortez.

Lanzanas is Rosal's companion when she was arrested on March 27, 2014 in Caloocan City. The two were nabbed by the agents of the National Bureau of Investigation using warrants  for murder and kidnapping with murder charges, both of which did not contain Lanzanas' name. 

"The arresting officers made it appear that the alias 'Ka Jomel,' which is included as among the accused in Criminal Case Nos. 11-3248 to 11-3249, is the alleged pseudonym of EDWARD without any evidentiary basis at all," the petition said. 

On April 14, Lanzanas, through his counsel, filed petition for writ of habeas corpus at the Court of Appeals but was immediately dismissed the following day. The motion for reconsideration was also dismissed on May 14.

"Lanzanas and Rosal are illegally detained for five months now at Special Intensive Care Area of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. Each day of their detention is continuing injustice to them and to their families. They should be immediately released," Palabay said. 

Two relief workers and two other peasant leaders killed in August

“There is no let-up in the extrajudicial killings with BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan. The killing of typhoon relief workers and peasant leaders further exposes the contempt of this regime against those who are genuinely working for poor communities,” said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan. 
 

Four-month old child hit by soldiers’ bullets, 14-year old boy abducted with father at a military checkpoint in Maguindanao

“BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan spares no one. Through the program, the military kills, injures and abducts even children,” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, said on the recent report of human rights violations received by Karapatan.

Based on initial reports, a four-month old baby was hit by soldiers’ bullets while a 14-year old boy was abducted with his father. Both father and son’s whereabouts are still unknown.

 

Zambasulta-Sabah Evacuation Docu Report

Zambasulta Documentation Report  

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