September, 2020

On President Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to Joseph Scott Pemberton

Karapatan strongly denounces President Rodrigo Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to convicted US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton as a despicable and shameless mockery of justice and servility to US imperialist interests.

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On the PNP's proposal to monitor social media for quarantine violators

How exactly does the police plan to monitor social media for supposed quarantine violations? Who will they seek monitor in the first place? Unless they start with the pasaway from their own ranks, we fear that this move is nothing more than an insidious cover for online policing and mass surveillance.

Martial law victims, survivors denounce House measure on Marcos day

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), a human rights groups composed of mostly Martial Law victims, denounces in the strongest terms the House of Representatives’ approval of House Bill 7137, declaring September 11 a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte in honor of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

On the House of Representatives’ bill declaring September 11 as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day”

Karapatan views the House of Representatives’ measure to declare September 11 as a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte and as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day” as a nefarious scheme to cover up the crimes committed by the dictator Marcos and a blatant act of historical revisionism by the Marcoses.  

On the PH court order to release US soldier charged on the killing of Jennifer Laude

In the Philippines, a US soldier who murdered a transgender sister is released by virtue of a Philippine court decision considering him as eligible for good conduct and time served in prison, six years after the gruesome killing of Jennifer Laude. 

Karapatan urges SC: grant the petition for review of amparo and habeas data amid worsening attacks on rights defenders

Human rights watchdog Karapatan called on the Supreme Court anew to grant the petition for review of the petition for the writs of amparo and habeas data as they filed a manifestation today on the assassination of human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez, who was supposed to stand as a witness in the petition, amid the successive threats and worsening attacks against human rights workers. Their legal counsels from the National Union of People’s Lawyers assisted them in the filing of the manifestation.