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Karapatan: Duterte frees criminals and murderers while arresting and harassing activists

While murderers and criminals like United States soldier Joseph Scott Pemberton are granted absolute pardon, human rights watchdog Karapatan said that “activists, government critics, and the poor in the country face growing threats and intensifying harassment from the State” as the group decried the arrests in Bicol of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) – Camarines Sur chairperson Nelsy Rodriguez and transport group leader Ramon Rescovilla, Piston vice chairperson, as well as the harassment of Iglesia Filipina Independiente priest Marco Sulayao of the

On President Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to Joseph Scott Pemberton

Karapatan strongly denounces President Rodrigo Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to convicted US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton as a despicable and shameless mockery of justice and servility to US imperialist interests.

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On the PNP's proposal to monitor social media for quarantine violators

How exactly does the police plan to monitor social media for supposed quarantine violations? Who will they seek monitor in the first place? Unless they start with the pasaway from their own ranks, we fear that this move is nothing more than an insidious cover for online policing and mass surveillance.

Martial law victims, survivors denounce House measure on Marcos day

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), a human rights groups composed of mostly Martial Law victims, denounces in the strongest terms the House of Representatives’ approval of House Bill 7137, declaring September 11 a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte in honor of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.