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Karapatan presses for humanitarian, just release of peasant leader Joseph Canlas

Detained peasant leader Joseph Canlas, 59, vice chairperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and chairperson of the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon, was brought to the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga on Saturday, May 8, and to the Intensive Care Unit of the said hospital on May 9, Sunday, morning, after he experienced difficulty in breathing at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) detention center in Angeles City.

Karapatan slams Duterte’s arrest orders for improper wearing of masks

This policy of mass arrests of alleged violators of health and quarantine protocols like improper wearing of face masks is brazenly unscientific and ineffective, aside from a form of disproportionate use of force during a public health crisis that impacts mainly the poor population.

Karapatan slams trumped-up charges against UCCP church leaders and social workers, harassment of Lumad at Haran sanctuary

Human rights alliance Karapatan slammed the trumped-up charges and arrest warrants against six church leaders, administrators, and social workers of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) Haran center in Davao City who have provided sanctuary to bakwit Lumad communities forcibly displaced from their ancestral domains due to militarization.

Karapatan condemns police, military raids vs activists in Bicol

Karapatan condemns the most recent police raids in Bicol region at early morning yesterday, May 2, 2021 resulting in the arbitrary arrests of United Church of Christ of the Philippines Pastor Dan Balucio, 62, spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - Bicol, and Maria Jesusa “Sasah” Sta. Rosa, 20, spokesperson of Jovenes Anakbayan (Anakbayan’s regional chapter in Bicol region).

Karapatan calls for independent probe on police killings of 2 brgy officials in Camarines Sur

Karapatan called for an independent investigation on the killings of two barangay officials in Iriga City and in Buhi town in Camarines Sur in the course of police operations within a month.