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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

Karapatan calls on CHR to probe the tokhang style-killings, arrests in IP communities in Panay

Human rights watchdog Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the reported killings of nine indigenous Tumandok leaders and the arrests of 17 others in joint military and police operations in Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo — many of whom have been ceaselessly red-tagged by the military for their vocal opposition to militarization in their communities and, in recent years, the construction of the Jalaur Mega Dam project.