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Karapatan lauds conviction of Bayles soldier-killers, Manila court dismissal of motion for recon in travelling-skeletons case

Karapatan lauds the conviction of the two soldiers of the 61st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, namely Private First Class (PFC) Rafael Cordova (a.k.a. Roger Bajon) and PFC Reygine Laus (a.k.a. Ronnie Caurino), on the murder of human rights activist Benjamin Bayles, a member of the September 21 Movement-Negros. Bayles was also a lay minister of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente and a coordinator of Bayan Muna Party-list.

Karapatan supports call for denial of PGMA’s motion to dismiss by demurrer in Morong 43 civil case

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Seven of the forty-three health workers known as the Morong 43 filed yesterday their opposition to the motion to dismiss by way of demurrer of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in their civil complaint which was filed on April 5, 2011 at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 224.

Karapatan condemns arrests of Anakpawis nominee, church worker

Human rights alliance Karapatan condemned on Tuesday the recent arrests of Anakpawis Partylist fourth nominee Isabelo Adviento and Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s (IFI) Aldeem Yañez, as the group scored the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their “desperate efforts to continue the Duterte administration’s campaigns of State terror and repression even in its last days in power.”