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Investigate killings of Masbate journalist, Quezon peasant leader — Karapatan

Even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and relief efforts to aid the victims of recent typhoons, the Duterte administration’s “campaign of murder shamelessly continues without letup,” human rights watchdog Karapatan stated, as the group condemned the killings of freelance journalist Ronnie Villamor in Masbate and peasant leader Armando Buisan in Quezon.

SELDA: Serial liar Esperon regurgitates same stack of lies as the prosecution’s star witness in the Hilongos “mass grave” case

Outside the Manila City Hall this morning, members of the Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) conducted a protest action calling for the dropping of charges against individuals and release of political prisoners in relation to multiple murder charges filed against them at Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32, as National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon takes the witness stand today.

Karapatan: Murder of EJK survivor in Rizal hospital a most vivid illustration of the level of impunity in PH

The murder of 27-year-old Vincent Adia at the Rizal Provincial Hospital’s Angono Annex is “a most vivid illustration of the level of impunity in the Philippines,” human rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group condemned “what can only be described as a gruesome and horrendous attack emblematic of the rapidly deteriorating human rights crisis in the country.”

Petition of certiorari filed to question malicious perjury charges vs Karapatan et. al.

As the leaders of Karapatan, Gabriela, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) face arraignment proceedings today, November 9, on the perjury charges filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, one of the respondents in the case, asserted that the charges were “unmistakably and clearly a form of reprisal ironically based on poorly-concocted lies meant to discredit our human rights work.”

Karapatan: Senate hearing on red-tagging, a roadshow for NTF-ELCAC’s lies and terror law’s dangers

Human rights alliance Karapatan expressed its condemnation and disappointment at the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security led by Senator Panfilo Lacson Sr., the principal author of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the Senate, whose hearing is turning out to be the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC) “roadshow for its deranged red-tagging spree and a dry-run of a meeting of the Anti-Terrorism Council’s arbitrary terror-tagging of individuals and people’s organizations — setting them all up for graver violat

War criminal Esperon recycles McCarthyite lies and red-tagging horrors in NTF-ELCAC

With “war criminal” National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. at the helm of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) as the task force’s vice chairman, human rights watchdog Karapatan scored Esperon for “recycling the same garbage of deadly McCarthyite lies and horrors he unleashed more than a decade ago under the dark days of Oplan Bantay Laya.”

Arrest of Gabriela leader in Cordillera shows Duterte admin’s contempt for women human rights defenders – Karapatan

Karapatan denounced the arrest of indigenous woman human rights defender Beatrice “Betty” Belen, a member of the advisory council of Gabriela’s chapter in Cordillera, yesterday, October 25, at 4 a.m., in her home at Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga, after the series of false red-tagging statements issued by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) against the women’s organization and its celebrity supporters. 

Incorrigible red-tagger, war criminal Parlade is one big reason why the NTF-ELCAC needs to be defunded, abolished – Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan today said that the acts of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. as an “incorrigible red-tagger” of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) “such as inciting violence and harm on artists, activists, and communities are big reasons why the task force’s PhP16.44 billion budget is a waste of public funds.”

Karapatan warns vs possible reprisals on political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino

Karapatan today cautioned the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology on “taking any form of reprisal against political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino, after her cruel and inhuman treatment in the hands of jail and police personnel during the wake and funeral of her daughter, Baby River.” 

Karapatan: Año’s, Pialago’s heartless statements lay bare Nasino's unjust imprisonment as political persecution

Human rights alliance Karapatan said on Tuesday that “recent statements of public officials on the plight of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino, days after the ‘overkill’ treatment of Nasino and her family during the funeral of baby River, laid bare the injustices she suffered, including her political persecution and unjust detention as a champion of the poor.” 

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