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Pulis at militar, kinundena ng Hustisya dahil sa labis na paggamit ng pwersa sa pagpapatupad ng ECQ

Kinokondena ng Hustisya (Pagkakaisa ng mga Bikma para sa Hustisya) ang mga pulis at militar sa labis nitong paggamit ng pwersa sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan upang ipatupad ang mga patakaran nito sa Enhanced Community Quarantine. 

Compassion for allies, violence and repression for “pasaway” critics and the poor

The Duterte regime is hellbent on unleashing State violence and repression on its critics and the poor while reserving compassion for its allies, human rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group slammed the threats of deportation against an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Taiwan over Facebook posts critical of the government, the violent arrest of a fish vendor in Quezon City, as well as reports of police and barangay officials torturing quarantine violators in Koronadal City.

With 3 deaths, 242 coronavirus cases in jails, Karapatan asserts call for the release of prisoners

With at least three deaths and a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in the country’s congested jails, human rights group Karapatan said it is high time for the government to definitively move for the release of prisoners, including political prisoners, especially those most at risk of contracting the disease that has infected thousands and has claimed hundreds of lives nationwide.

On the 13th year of Jonas Burgos’ Abduction: May Justice be Served!

“In a just universe, Jonas Burgos’ abductors should be in jail now and not leading a crucial government agency and heading the government’s task force to save lives from COVID-19,” says Erlinda Cadapan, chairperson of Desaparecidos, the organization of

OSG, Calida’s double standard of justice endangers lives of political prisoners — Karapatan

Karapatan criticized Solicitor General Jose Calida and his office’s opposition to the urgent petition filed by 22 elderly and sick political prisoners at the Supreme Court as a form of “double standard of justice” that endangers lives of prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.