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Pambobomba sa Bikol, mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan

Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan ang nangyaring pambobomba at walang habas na pamamaril ng mga elemento ng Philippine Air Force sa Brgy. Lidong, Caramoan, Camarines Sur noong Agosto 13, 2019.

Karapatan hits gov’t for continuing attacks vs. IP communities

As the number of Lumad leaders killed in Bukidnon rises, human rights alliance Karapatan vehemently assails the brazen and continuing attacks initiated by the government against indigenous communities.

Karapatan blasts interview of convicted butcher Palparan inside NBP

Human rights alliance Karapatan learned on August 22, 2019 that retired major general Jovito Palparan, Jr., who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of activists and University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, was interviewed by Mocha Uson, former assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

Trafficking and child abuse charges vs youth leaders, Colmenares over “missing activists,” a clear case of state harassment

"The youth are shaming Duterte and this administration with their determination, bold voices, and courage to fight for their principles.

Karapatan assails possible release of convicted criminal Sanchez amid widespread illegal arrests of political prisoners

Rights group Karapatan vehemently condemns the possible release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez.

Karapatan: Let’s mourn and fight for Negros

“State terrorism torments Negros. Civilians are being killed, as the police and the military are on a rampage to destroy communities. Oplan Sauron has claimed the lives of 41 civilians since its implementation, and in the past months, the country bore witness to the region’s bloodiest days. State forces wear their mercenary uniforms, usually a black mask and civilian clothing, and ride their motorcycle to hound and eventually kill their victims – at night or in broad daylight.

Karapatan: Intensified police presence in campuses, an attack on academic freedom & prelude to military take-over of schools

Rights alliance Karapatan rejects former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and Senator Roland “Bato” dela Rosa’s proposal to enact a law that will allow intensified police visibility in campuses, as well as the PNP’s calls to review the Soto-Enrile Accord which, if invalidated, pose grave threats to academic freedom and democratic rights.

Rights group highlights militarization, sexual harassment, strafing of indigenous farmers in recent fact-finding mission

Human rights alliance Karapatan strongly decries the intensified militarization in San Mariano, Isabela which has resulted in a spate of violations and harassment committed by the military, targeting farmers and indigenous people asserting their right to land and livelihood.
According to reports gathered from a fact-finding mission (FFM) conducted from August 8 to 10, five companies of the 95th and 86th Infantry Battalion as well as the Philippine Marines have been deployed across 15 barangays in San

Karapatan: Perjury case vs. groups seeking protection against gov’t forces is a retaliatory suit

Today, August 15, leaders of Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), and Gabriela filed their counter-affidavits on the perjury case filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. at the Department of Justice in Quezon City.

Karapatan condemns killing of 3 individuals, rounding up of hundreds in Tondo, Antipolo anti-drug ops

Human rights group Karapatan hit the recent anti-drug operations conducted by the police and military forces in Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila, and in Antipolo City, Rizal on Sunday, August 11, where at least three individuals were reportedly killed and hund

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