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Karapatan welcomes release, junking of trumped-up charges against Dr. Natividad Castro

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Karapatan sounds alarm over abducted and arrested NDFP peace consultants, urges resumption of peace talks

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Human rights watchdog Karapatan called for the surfacing of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants Edwin Alcid and Ezequiel Daguman as well as the release of Esteban Manuel Jr. and Ramon Patriarca, as the group called for the resumption of the peace talks between the government and the NDFP amid the recent attacks against NDFP peace consultants.

Marcoses stealing from Filipinos twice over for refusing to pay taxes, martial law survivors and rights defenders say

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The Marcoses’ refusal to pay their taxes is “stealing from Filipinos twice over,” martial law survivors and human rights defenders asserted on Wednesday as they pressed calls for the late dictator’s family to pay their P203.8 billion worth of deficiency estate taxes to the Philippine government.

Karapatan condemns worrisome and escalating attacks on journalists amid upcoming elections

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Remulla and Lacson’s red-tagging of Robredo’s Cavite sortie should be an election offense

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Dismissal of charges vs arrested unionist proves warrants issued by Villavert are based on outright lies

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Promotion of “search warrant factory” judge on Bloody Sunday anniversary a slap in the face of justice

Human rights alliance Karapatan decried on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of Vice Executive Judge Jose Lorenzo Dela Rosa as associate justice of the Court of Appeals yesterday — exactly a year after three of the search warrants he issued led to the murder of Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion as well as the illegal arrests of Elizabeth Camoral and Esteban Mendoza during the Bloody Sunday raids in Southern Tagalog.

A year after Bloody Sunday raids, Karapatan asserts: Duterte, NTF-ELCAC must also be held accountable

A year after the Bloody Sunday raids in the Southern Tagalog region which killed nine activists and led to the arrest of four others, human rights watchdog Karapatan lamented that justice remains elusive for the victims and their families as “similar attacks, atrocities, and violence against activists and human rights defenders continue with rampant impunity” through the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

Karapatan urges SC anew to junk terror law amid worsening attacks vs petitioners

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