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Detention of Cambodian rights leaders, dissolution of Maldivian rights group signs of closing civic spaces in Asia Pacific

Philippine human rights  group Karapatan joins other human rights groups and advocates in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region in expressing the strongest condemnation on the growing threats and attacks on human rights defenders in the region, particularly the detention of Cambodian human rights leader Mu Sochu

Karapatan hits DND, AFP for maliciously tagging religious and aid groups as “legal fronts”

Human rights group Karapatan expresses its deep concern over the recent presentation made by the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which tagged various religious and humanitarian organizations as fronts of the “Communist Terrorist Group.”
 
On Tuesday, November 5, while presenting the AFP Modernization Program in a hearing at the House of Representatives, Major General Reuben Basiao, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelli

Karapatan questions QC judge’s role in weaponizing the law to target activists

Human rights group Karapatan, along with various people’s organizations, trooped to the Quezon City Hall of Justice on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to question and denounce the acts of an executive judge who issued the patently baseless search warrants that led to the raids of offices of progressive groups and the arbitrary arrest of dozens of activists. The search warrants led to the filing of trumped-up charges on the basis of planted evidence, covering offices of people's organizations in Negros and Manila.

Series of raids, killing of former political prisoner and disappearance of former Karapatan officer mark intensifying crackdown

Human rights group Karapatan strongly assails the Duterte government and its whole gamut of state forces for orchestrating an intensifying crackdown against legal organizations and vocal activists. Progressive advocacy groups such as Karapatan, Bayan, Gabriela, Bayan Muna, among others, have battled through different governments and numerous repressive policies.

Karapatan protests DND request to transfer peace consultant Frank Fernandez from Taguig to Laguna

In a letter dated July 25, 2019, the Department of National Defense (DND), through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, requested the transfer of peace consultants Frank Fernandez and his wife Cleofe Lagtapon from the Metro Manila District Jail Annex 4 to the Laguna Provincial Jail.
 

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