Media Release Type: Press release

KARAPATAN TO GPH: Stand by your commitment to release political prisoners

’’The release of political prisoners is not a pre-condition set by the NDFP for the continuation of the peace talks; it is a commitment by the GPH made last February in Oslo,” said Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan chairperson and an independent observer to the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP. 

Palparan, AFP officials still lying, witnesses say “Stop insulting the missing, tell the truth now”

Days after seeking resolution on the charges filed before the Ombudsman against their captors, torture survivors Raymond Manalo and Oscar Leuterio belied once more the claims made by retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan and other AFP officials that they have nothing to do with the abduction and disappearance of the two UP students and a …

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Victims of human rights abuses knock at door of Carpio-Morales Torture survivors urge new Ombudsman to resolve case vs military

“Kahit gaano katagal, hindi kami susuko. Ang mahalaga mabigyan ng katarungan ang nangyari sa amin. Nananawagan kami sa bagong Ombudsman na si Conchita Carpio-Morales na umaksyon sa mga nakabinbing reklamo at bigyang-katarungan ang mga biktima ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao.” (However long this takes, we will never give up. What is important is we get …

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THE CURRENT SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER PRESIDENT AQUINO

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III took off where Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo left off—KARAPATAN “No substantial change from the GMA regime,” is how Karapatan describes the current human rights situation in the country.  Jigs Clamor, acting Secretary General of Karapatan said that “instead of P-Noy blaming GMA for the problems he supposedly inherited from her regime, he …

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Karapatan’s statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

“The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is an occasion to underscore the internationally recognized right of all men and women to live free from torture.  It is an opportunity to reaffirm our collective commitment to prohibit torture and all cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for …

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Lie after Lie

“You cannot escape accountability with another lie,” said Marie Hilao-Enriquez in reaction to Gen. Eduardo Oban’s statement that there is “no HR (human rights) violations this year.”  AFP chief Gen. Eduardo Oban earlier said in a news report that Oplan Bayanihan, Aquino’s version of GMA’s Oplan Bantay Laya counter-insurgency program, is  “working” because it abides …

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Panata ng Dalawang Ina

Walang inang hindi maghahanap sa kanyang nawawalang anak. Kahit gaano man ito katagal o gaano man ito kahirap. Hindi mawawala sa puso ng inang tulad ko ang pag-asang mahahanap ko si Sherlyn at ang kasama niyang si Karen Empeño at makakamit namin ang katarungan. 

‘END IMPUNITY! Make Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo & Her Cohorts pay for Human Rights Violations!’ – KARAPATAN

Karapatan FULLY SUPPORTS the filing today, April 4, 2011 of the first civil case against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and officials under her watch who violated the rights of the Morong 43 community health workers.  This is just the beginning.  The filing of the civil case does not foreclose nor preclude the filing of criminal …

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