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Karapatan: Preposterous Hilongos “mass grave” case used for political persecution

On September 18, 2019, the Hilongos “mass grave” case is set to undergo another hearing where the prosecution is expected to present another witness. Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor has called the recycling of the Hilongos case as a “circus that is kept alive for political persecution.”

Karapatan assails recent killing of activists, harassment against rights defenders

Human rights group Karapatan condemns the Duterte regime for the incessant attacks against activists and human rights defenders. Recently, a farmer activist and a village watchman were killed; and a peasant leader was abducted.

Karapatan bares “rogue gallery” of wanted human rights violators as Duterte gov’t reps face CHR public inquiry

Karapatan and various rights groups held a protest action outside the Commission on Human Rights, as government representatives face the public inquiry. Military and police officials, including retired uniformed men appointed by Duterte in his Cabinet, were invited in the said CHR hearing, which started on September 9 and is set to end on September 13, 2019.

PhP8.2B budget of Office of the President to escalate killings, attacks vs Filipinos

Human rights group Karapatan questioned and opposed the PhP 8.2 billion budget of the Office of the President (OP) for the year 2020, which was swiftly approved in less than 7 minutes.

‘Only for those favored by the powerful:’ Karapatan hits corruption, irony and impunity amid GCTA Law mess

Human rights group Karapatan assailed the abuse of power committed by government officials as records and testimonies unveiled how hundreds of detainees convicted of heinous and drug-related charges were freed from prison amid individuals still suffering from imprisonment because of wrongful conviction, minimal offenses, trumped-up accusations, and inability to seek competent counsel.
 
In August, the looming release of convicted rapist-murderer and former Calauan Ma
 

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