January, 2021

Karapatan: No let-up in attacks vs farmers amid pandemic, crisis

Rights group Karapatan expressed alarm on the continuing attacks against peasants in Hacienda Yulo in Laguna and in Isabela in Cagayan

Karapatan: NTF-ELCAC’s increased red-tagging overdrive lays pretext for use of terror law vs activists, critics, dissenters

The rabid red-tagging overdrive of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and its officials of at le

Karapatan decries trumped up charges, shoot-to-kill order vs IP leader Windel Bolinget

Human rights group Karapatan today deplored the blatant attacks and violation of rights of indigenous people’s leader Windel Bolinge

Rights group supports call condemning the “abrogation” of UP-DND Accord

Human rights alliance Karapatan today expressed support for the administrators, students, faculty, staff and non-academic employees, a

Int’l rights groups call for justice for Tumandok massacre, arbitrary arrest victims in Capiz, Iloilo

More than a hundred human rights and indigenous peoples’ organizations from the international community condemned the extrajudicial

SC oral arguments on ‘terror law’: Karapatan expresses support to petitioners’ lawyers, firmly stands with Aetas victimized

Days before the Supreme Court oral arguments on the broadly opposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, human rights group Karapatan expresse

Killing spree of human rights defenders continues with murder of peasant organizer in Bicol, activist in Camarines Sur

Human rights watchdog Karapatan said “there seems to be no end in sight for the killing spree of human rights defenders” as the group condemned the killings of peasant organizer Lorenzo Paña and activist Aldrin Enriquez. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay stated that “even the last days of 2020 were marked by killings and massacres — and now, merely days into 2021, another activist has been murdered by the police and military.”

Karapatan: Año red-tags victims of Baras massacre to cover up the military’s war crimes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año is “red-tagging the five farmworkers massacred by the military in Baras, Rizal in an evidently desperate effort to cover up the military’s cold-blooded war crimes