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On the 36th anniversary of EDSA People Power I uprising, Karapatan calls on Filipinos: #NoToMarcosDuterte2022

As the country commemorated the 36th anniversary of the EDSA People Power I uprising which toppled the 21-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., human rights alliance Karapatan called on Filipinos to reject the presidential bid of the late dictator’s son and namesake Marcos Jr.

Karapatan calls for release of youth peasant organizer in Negros

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Duterte, NTF-ELCAC must also be held accountable for Bloody Sunday raids

Today marks the beginning of the preliminary investigation against the 17 policemen charged with murder for their involvement in the killing fisherfolk leaders Ariel Evangelista and Ana-Mariz “Chai” Lemita-Evangelista during the Bloody Sunday raids in Southern Tagalog.

Badoy, NTF-ELCAC unleashes deranged red-tagging spree amid widespread calls to free Dr. Naty Castro

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Lorraine Badoy-Partosa is at it again with — and predictably, she is now unleashing her deranged red-tagging antics not only against Dr. Maria Natividad “Naty” Castro, but even those who have expressed concern regarding her recent arrest.

Karapatan asks PNP: where is Dr. Naty Castro?

From the left: Michelle Campos, Karapatan Secretary Geenral Cristina Palabay, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst, and Dr. Maria Natividad “Naty” Castro

URGENT ALERT: Arrest of Dr. Maria Natividad “Naty” Castro

At 9:30 a.m. today, February 18, 2022, Dr. Ma. Natividad Marian Castro was arrested by elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines allegedly based on an arrest warrant on trumped up charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in Caraga. The cops forcibly entered the Castro family home in San Juan City.

Karapatan lauds recent European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in PH

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Karapatan welcomes the recent adoption of the European Parliament resolution on February 17, 2022 renewing its condemnation of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations in the Philippines, as well as threats, harassment, red-tagging and violence against human rights defenders, journalists, trade unionists, church and humanitarian workers.

On Marcos Jr.’s responses at the SMNI forum

Photo by Lisa Marie David/Reuters

Fascists never learn.

Karapatan calls on JBC to rescind nomination of “search warrant factory” judge

Human rights alliance Karapatan called on the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to rescind its nomination of Vice Executive Judge Jose Lorenzo Dela Rosa for the position of Associate Justice in Court of Appeals, as the group asserted that the judge should be held accountable for using his court to be a “search warrant factory,” particularly those used during the Bloody Sunday raids in Southern Tagalog in March 2021 as well as the raids in indigenous Tumandok communities in Panay in December 2020.

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