August, 2021

Kin of desaparecidos assail “prevailing culture of impunity” under Duterte

As the world commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared, Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) denounced the Duterte government for “amplifying the prevailing culture of impunity” in the country.

Karapatan condemns the killing of Atty. Rex Fernandez in Cebu City yesterday, August 26

Photo from Atty. Rex Fernandez' Facebook profile

As Karapatan’s former legal counsel, Atty. Fernandez handled cases of rights violations, and represented victims and their families in court for years and defended political prisoners charged with trumped-up cases.

Investigate possible IHL violations vs Kerima Tariman

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Tokhang-style operations, by any other name, should stop

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“By whatever name, any resolution initiating and driving activities that have the notorious tokhang-style operation in their backbone shall remain a threat to people’s safety and security in Cordillera, and must be widely opposed and junked.”

Karapatan: Quashal of search warrants vs Birondo couple further proof that Villavert’s warrants are based on lies

The quashal of two more search warrants issued by Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert, this time against peace talks staff Alexander and Winona Birondo, “only serves as further proof that the warrants she churns out are based on lies,” human rights alliance Karapatan asserted, as the group called for the couple’s release and the dismissal of the trumped-up charges of illega

Karapatan hits cyber attacks against its website anew

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Following a new report from Sweden-based media foundation Qurium on August 17, 2021, human rights alliance Karapatan once again slammed the recent spate of cyber attacks against its website, which started on July 29 and are still ongoing as of yesterday, August 18.

More than 300 rights groups, advocates ring call to #StopTheKillingsPH on the first year since the killing of Zara Alvarez

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Karapatan welcomes dismissal of trumped-up charges vs Bicol UCCP Pastor Dan Balucio

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Karapatan supports call of families of drug war victims for ICC probe

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Stop the killings in the Philippines! Prosecute Duterte for his crimes against the Filipino people!

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Arrêtez les massacres aux Philippines! Attaquez Duterte en justice pour ses crimes contre le peuple philippin!

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أوقفوا أعمال القتل في الفلبين! يجب محاكمة دوترتي على جرائمه ضد الشعب الفلبيني!

تصوير لاكي ديلا روزا للكوليجيان الفلبيني

¡Detengan los asesinatos en Filipinas! ¡Enjuicien a Duterte por sus crímenes contra el pueblo filipino!

Foto por Lucky Dela Rosa/Philippine Collegian


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Karapatan: Duterte is the number one war criminal in the Philippines

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Solidarity Statement: Stop the killings of human rights defenders in the Philippines

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We, the undersigned civil society organisations and partners in the HRD Memorial network, wish to express our ongoing concern about the persistent killings of human rights defenders (HRDs) and impunity for perpetrators in the Philippines.

Karapatan asserts call for justice for Ka Randy and all slain peace consultants

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Join the #StopTheKillingsPH week of action!

Dear friends,

August marks a deadly month of killings in the Philippines.

Únete a la semana de acción #StopTheKillingsPH!

Queridos amigos:

Agosto marca un mes mortal de asesinatos en Filipinas.

Adhérez la semaine d'action #StopTheKillingsPH!

Chers amis,

Le mois d’août marque un mois sanglant aux Philippines.

Karapatan: ECQ restrictions on community pantries, unvaccinated individuals and non-APORs are discriminatory and anti-people

As Metro Manila braces for another round of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), human rights alliance Karapatan said that the threats on humanitarian efforts such as community pantries and food relief missions, against unvaccinated individuals, and those who leave their homes if they are not authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) throughout the duration of the lockdown are “patently discriminatory and anti-people” as the group called for “people-centered, rights-based, and scientific solutions that would comprehensively address the public hea

Karapatan presses CHR to investigate killings of Albay activists, reiterates call to stop the killings in PH

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) must pursue an independent investigation into the killings of peasant leader Jaymar Palero and activist Marlon Naperi in Guinobatan, Albay, human rights watchdog Karapatan urged, as the group called into question the police’s “nanlaban” narrative in the killings of two activists — particularly with President Rodrigo Duterte’s marching orders for the police and the military to shoot alleged communists dead during his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) just hours after Palero and Naperi were kille