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Call off moves to revive death penalty, Karapatan urges legislators

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Rights group Karapatan urged legislators in Philippine Congress to call off moves to revive death penalty, as more withdraw their support for the reimposition of capital punishment in the country.

Karapatan welcomes House committee approval of bill on the protection of rights defenders

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PH a dangerous place for rights defenders under Duterte with arrest of women and children’s rights advocate

Rights group Karapatan called for the immediate release of women and child rights advocate Maria Salome Crisostomo-Ujano, as the group condemned her arrest yesterday, November 14, as “an attack on women and children’s rights advocates under a regime that spent its whole term endangering rights defenders, wrongfully tagging them as criminals and terrorists.”

Karapatan asserts call to surface abducted peasant organizer Steve Abua

Human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted calls to surface peasant organizer Steve Abua, who was last seen in Lubao, Pampanga last Saturday, November 6, 2021. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay condemned Abua’s abduction and disappearance, as she tagged State forces as the “only possible perpetrators” of this “cowardly criminal act” based on the initial reports regarding the incident, particularly the threats made by Abua’s abductors as detailed by his wife.

Karapatan welcomes defunding of NTF-ELCAC, presses call for its abolition

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Karapatan welcomes the Senate Committee on Finance’s move to defund the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) by cutting down PhP24 billion from its proposed budget and reallocating it to the government’s COVID-19 pandemic response, particularly to the special risk allowance for health workers.

Martial law survivors appeal to SC: Affirm Imelda’s conviction, send her to jail

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Marcos’ martial law victims and survivors led by SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacanang and Martial Law (CARMMA) appealed to the Supreme Court today to affirm former first lady Imelda Marcos’ conviction by the Sandiganbayan.

DILG’s “no-vax, no subsidy” proposal infringes on people’s rights

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“A long overdue measure:” Karapatan urges Congress to pass law protecting rights defenders

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Karapatan welcomes CHR findings on drug war killings

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SELDA's statement on the petition to cancel Bongbong Marcos' presidential bid

SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) welcomes the petition of different human rights groups filed at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to cancel the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., which would disqualify him as candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.

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