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Karapatan hits killing of two abaca farmers mistaken as NPA members

Human rights group Karapatan vehemently assails the murder of two abaca farmers in Catanduanes who, according to their village official, were mistaken as members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in an alleged encounter.

Karapatan welcomes UN SecGen report on reprisals, hits PH govt’s worn-out denials

Karapatan welcomed the report of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres which was presented to the 42nd UN Human Rights Council by UN Assistant Secretary General Andrew Gilmour on reprisals experienced by human rights defenders and civil society organizations a

Army humiliated by an unyielding Alexandrea Pacalda, continues to illegaly detain her and threatens to file trumped-up charges

"After maliciously releasing a so-called signed certification and affidavit of surrender by Alexandrea Pacalda, the Philippine Army and police were humiliated when the victim publicly recanted and revealed how she was coerced. The articles from the Philippine News Agency (PNA) and the many troll accounts by state forces were likewise put to shame by an unyielding activist. Pacalda remains in military custody for nine days now.

Karapatan hits hazing, torture and death of PMA cadet

Human rights group Karapatan condemned the killing of a PMA cadet last week. A military 4th class cadet died of hazing at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City on September 18, 2019. According to reports, Darwin Dormitorio suffered from blunt force trauma that was caused by the maltreatment initiated by at least three of his fellow cadets.

Ecumenical group exposes rights violations vs IPs, reprisals vs defenders under Duterte administration at the UN HRC

Human rights defenders from the Philippines submitted statements to the 42nd UN Human Rights Council sessions during the interactive dialogues with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and the Expert Mechanism on t


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