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Karapatan appeals for urgent medical treatment of terminally ill political prisoner before it’s too late

Human rights group Karapatan appealed for the urgent medical treatment of 66-year-old political prisoner Antonio Molina, who is detained at the Puerto Princesa City Jail in Palawan and diagnosed with abdominal wall sarcoma, a malignant tumor, a type of cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal (connective tissue) origin.

Karapatan, int’l rights groups press call for UN investigation on drug war, rights situation in the Philippines

In a joint statement delivered via video by Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor yesterday, July 2, 2021, at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Karapatan, Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation and FORUM-ASIA urged the Council, “in the light of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s request for a full investigation in the Philippines, to conduct an independent investigation on violations in the context of the ‘war on drugs,’ including extrajudicial killings, and possible arbitrary arrests and detention in th

SELDA's wish on Imelda Marcos's birthday: "Put her in jail"

On Imelda Marcos's 92nd birthday, former Martial Law victims under the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) assert the call for the immediate arrest and incarceration of the former first lady.

Karapatan, int’l rights groups renew call for UNHRC’s independent investigation on the situation in PH, in light of ICC request

At the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Karapatan and the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development renewed their call for the Council to conduct an independent investigation on the human rights situation in the Philippines, in the light of the request of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open an investigation on the alleged rights violations in the Duterte administration’s “drug war.”

Karapatan urges Tagum court: heed prosecution’s prayer to junk trumped-up murder charge vs rights worker Jackie Valencia

The murder charge against Karapatan National Council member Daisy “Jackie” Valencia and other human rights defenders is “plain and simple judicial harassment: it is a charge based on outright lies and it should be junked immediately,” human rights alliance Karapatan asserted on Thursday, as the group welcomed the findings of the prosecution in its reinvestigation report praying for the dismissal of the murder charge filed against them for lack of probable cause.