Militant groups expose worsening human rights situation in Quezon, announces formation of task force against militarizationSubmitted on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 12:00
Different sectoral groups from Southern Tagalog led by KARAPATAN-ST and KASAMA-TK today held a press conference to expose the worsening human rights situation in the southern part of Quezon, which they said was caused by intensifying militarization of the rural communities in the said area.
Karapatan decry attacks on 2 women human rights defenders, raise alarm over rising extrajudicial killingsSubmitted on Tue, 03/24/2009 - 16:36
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Karapatan decry attacks on 2 women human rights defenders, raise alarm over rising extrajudicial killings
The human rights watchdog Karapatan today decried the shooting of two women human rights defenders in Laguna and sounded the alarm over the rising extrajudicial killings.
Sabina Ariola, 51 and Adelaida Calosa, 48 was shot at around 8:25 AM yesterday, March 23, 2009. Sabina, who was hit in the abdomen died at 11 o’clock in the evening and Adelaida who was hit on the face is undergoing medical treatment.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms, the attacks on human rights defenders Sabina Ariola and Adelaida Calosa,” said Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Secretary General of Karapatan.