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Detained rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas asks court to subpoena documents on search warrants against her

Detained 61-year old human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas filed on Wednesday, March 17, a Manifestation and Urgent Omnibus Motion before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Calamba City appealing to the court to immediately issue a subpoena for the transmittal of records involving the application of search warrants issued against her by Manila RTC Branch 174 Judge Jason Zapanta.

Karapatan hits "hitlisting" of PNP, DILG

“Hitlisting is systematic and done by state forces as a matter of policy, and on a nationwide scale,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay, as the group condemned the most recent actions of the Department of Interior and Local Government, which openly directed its regional heads to “investigate” who are the members of organizations they have tagged as “front organizations” of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.

Gov’t probe on Bloody Sunday killings of activists should genuinely uphold victims’ demands for justice and accountability

A week after the Bloody Sunday police raids that killed nine and arrested six others throughout the Southern Tagalog region, human rights watchdog Karapatan reiterated its calls for justice as the group asserted that the Philippine government’s investigation into the killings “should ensure that it truly upholds the demands of the victims and their families for justice and accountability, which includes prosecution of the perpetrators and those who rolled out such orders, and recognition of these crimes and indemnification.”

"Teresita Naul's rights were violated, consider CHR findings," Karapatan tells Bayugan trial court

A year after the arrest of its Regional Council Member Teresita Naul, human rights group Karapatan reiterated the call for her release from prison, saying that her rights were clearly violated by State forces who were engaged in her arrest and in the relentless vilifying attacks thrown against her person.

Karapatan: PH gov’t should welcome justice-seeking efforts, including int’l rights probe

“The Philippine government should welcome statements of concern of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Vice President Leni Robredo as well as that of religious institutions, civil society and people’s organizations who sounded the alarm on and supported calls for justice by kin of victims during the Bloody Sunday incidents and crackdown on Southern Tagalog activists, if it is genuinely interested in pursuing accountability and in addressing impunity in the country.