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On the extrajudicial killing of labor leader Dandy Miguel

Karapatan denounces the extrajudicial killing of Dandy Miguel, Vice Chairperson of PAMANTIK - Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and president of Lakas ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Fuji Electric - Olalia - KMU, at 8:45 p.m. on March 28, 2021. We grieve with his family, friends, colleagues and fellow workers.

The killing of Miguel followed the March 7, 2021 Bloody Sunday incidents when nine activists were killed in the course of police and military operations in Southern Tagalog.

Karapatan: Attempted murder charge vs rights workers are pure hogwash, judicial harassment

Human rights alliance Karapatan assailed the attempted murder charge against its National Chairperson Elisa Lubi and Karapatan – Southern Mindanao Region Secretary General Jayvee “Jay” Apiag as “utterly absurd trumped-up charges only meant to harass and threaten them as the Duterte government has done to other human rights workers” as Lubi and Apiag filed their petitions on March 29, 2021 and March 12, 2021 respectively, urging a Davao City court to conduct a reinvestigation on the case and to recall the arrests warrants issued against them.

Rights group hits recent arrests, threats vs activists, peace consultant

Human rights watchdog Karapatan today sounded the alarm on reports of arrests and threats against activists and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Rafael Baylosis, as it presses for urgent efforts to address the pattern of judicial harassment and harassment of human rights defenders and political dissenters.

Detained rights defender Renalyn Tejero on PH Army’s Order of Battle list, according to PH Army personnel

In the court documents on the cases against Karapatan human rights worker Renalyn Tejero, four soldiers of the 12th Scout Ranger Company of the 4th Scout Ranger Battalion of the Philippine Army said that they were able to identify all suspects, presumably including Tejero, in the alleged murder of Cpl. Marion Suson, in an encounter with supposed New People’s Army members on November 19, 2019 because they are “the same pictures of faces at the O(r)der of Battle listed of the 4th Infantry Division, Intelligence Section, Philippine Army.”

On Senate Bill No. 2121 seeking to define and penalize red-tagging

Karapatan welcomes and supports the filing of Senate Bill No. 2121 which aims to define and penalize red-tagging. There continues to be a glaring impunity for State forces who commit, perpetuate, and peddle such dangerous lies and deadly rhetoric — such as Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's recent reappointment of two military generals who were fired for publishing a fake list red-tagging alumni of the University of the Philippines.