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Struggle for queer liberation is resistance to State repression, demand release of Pride 20!

In time for the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City, Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan asserted that “despite the many gains of the LGBTQ+ community over the last decades, the militant struggle for genuine equality and queer liberation continues in our resistance against all forms of discrimination, oppression, and repression” as the group assailed the violent dispersal of a Pride March in Mendiola, Manila earlier today, June 26, which led to the arrest of at least 20 Pride protesters. 

Condemn racist attacks and police brutality in the US! — Karapatan

Karapatan expresses solidarity with the American people and with various people’s movements all over the world in condemning the spate of ruthless racist attacks and police brutality on anti-racism protests in the United States following the murder of Black men and women such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

Karapatan: Delay of SC decision on release of political prisoners worsens COVID-19 crisis in prisons

Human rights watchdog Karapatan appealed to the Supreme Court to act decisively amid reports of the deferral of its decision on the petition for the humanitarian release of prisoners, including political prisoners, with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country’s detention facilities. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay asserted that “with every day that vulnerable prisoners are not released, the lives of more and more prisoners are put at greater risk.”

Abduction of development worker, strafing of student activist show rapidly deteriorating rights situation in PH — Karapatan

Amid the looming passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill, the human rights situation in the Philippines is rapidly deteriorating with worsening and continuing attacks on human rights defenders and activists, rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group strongly condemned the abduction of development worker Elena Tijamo and the strafing of student activist Jolina Calot Meraya.

Terror bill to institutionalize NTF-ELCAC’s campaign of State terrorism — Karapatan

Human rights watchdog Karapatan warned that the creation of the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) under the pending Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020 is nothing more but a mere ploy to institutionalize the repressive campaigns of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Rebutting the claims of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.