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Karapatan: With blood trail in Negros, dozens of HRVs, Sinas should be made accountable

As President Rodrigo Duterte made a statement in defense of Maj. Gen.

Karapatan warns of growing threats to freedom of expression as gov’t jails salesman for post vs Duterte, Go

As a social media post against President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go led to the illegal arrest of a 41-year-old salesman in Agusan del Norte, human rights group Karapatan expressed its deep concern over the palpable crackdown on dissent, saying that the already-diminished space for free expression for Filipinos dismayed with the Duterte adm

Continuing killings, mass arrests, military harassment amid lockdown reveal Duterte regime’s priorities

The Duterte government is desperately intensifying its counterinsurgency operations as a cover-up for its failure in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, human rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group decried the continuing killings, arrests, and harassment of farmers and activists at the hands of police and military forces.

Karapatan hits online threats, harassment vs rights activists in Cordillera

Human rights group Karapatan decried the online threats, harassment and vilification against officers, including their families, of people's rights organization Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA), after the group called out the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in an incident when two military helicopters dropped leaflets red-tagging several groups conducting relief efforts for communities most affected by the pandemic.

Budget for PH arms deal with US should be rechanelled to health services, food aid for poor Filipinos — Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan questioned the Philippine government’s planned acquisition of billions of pesos worth of war materiel and armaments from the United States amid calls for increased public funding for public health services and financial aid for poor families in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.