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Karapatan calls out AMLC on another arbitrary freezing of women peasant group’s bank accounts

Human rights watchdog Karapatan decried the recent freezing of bank accounts of the Amihan Federation of Peasant Women as it criticized the arbitrary action by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), which reportedly released the order on May 5 through Resolution No. TF-38, series of 2021, based on alleged violations of the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act.

Karapatan hits arrest and detention of UCCP pastor, continuing red-tagging vs national organizations and leaders

Human rights alliance Karapatan called for the immediate release of Pastor Benjie Gomez, a minister of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in the district of Northern Zamboanga, who was arrested after his worship service last Sunday, June 6, on a trumped-up murder charge. Gomez is currently detained in the Leon Postigo Municipal Police Station in Bacungan, Zamboanga del Norte.

On the recent NPA operations in Masbate resulting in the deaths of Nolven and Kieth Absalon

Karapatan expresses our condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of Nolven and Kieth Absalon. Nolven was a 40-year old chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Masbate Electric Cooperative Employees Union, while his 21-year old cousin, Kieith was a former football player of the Far Eastern University.

Freezing of Ladlad’s rights compensation seeks to invalidate his claims to justice vs martial law atrocities —Karapatan

Human rights watchdog Karapatan denounced the freezing of the two bank accounts of political prisoner Vicente Ladlad, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, which contain funds from the indemnification he received in line with Republic Act No. 10368, or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.

Int’l groups express concern on Philippine rights situation to SC, DOJ

In a collective letter sent today to Philippine Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, more than a hundred organizations and individuals expressed their “profound and urgent concern on the recent extrajudicial killings, judicial harassment, arbitrary arrests and detention and threats through red-tagging against human rights defenders, including Karapatan human rights workers, human rights lawyers, trade unionists and public sector unions, and organizers of community pantries in the Philippines.”