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Declare Bato a nuisance candidate for running to protect himself, Duterte from ICC

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Let’s talk about platforms now, Karapatan urges 2022 aspirants

Rights group Karapatan urged candidates for the 2022 national elections to lay down their platforms, their positions on issues and concerns of Filipinos especially of poor communities now, way before the election campaign starts.

Karapatan demands release of two Batangas peasant leaders

Karapatan demanded the release of two long-time peasant activists in Batangas, one of them a victim of illegal search during the March 7, 2021 Bloody Sunday raids in the Southern Tagalog region.

Rights groups press for overdue accountability on drug war killings, attacks on rights defenders at UNHRC

As President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his defense against the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into the situation in the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan together with international partners asserted in oral statements delivered before the 48th session of United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that an independent international investigation into the country is “overdue” amid the continuing impunity in the killings in the sham drug war as well as the worsening attacks against human rights defenders.

Duterte’s order barring Cabinet from appearing before Senate is a desperate cover-up attempt

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Human rights alliance Karapatan said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order barring his Cabinet from attending the Senate committee hearings regarding the government’s anomalous transactions with pharmaceutical corporation Pharmally is “nothing more than a desperate attempt to cover up what now appears to be a wide scale corruption scandal involving Duterte’s men.”

Uphold schools, libraries as democratic spaces, stop NTF-ELCAC’s “tokhang” in libraries!

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Rights group Karapatan called on academic institutions to “uphold schools and libraries as democratic spaces,” and said that “tokhang” in libraries by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict should be stopped.

International independent investigation pressed amid continuing reprisals vs rights defenders engaging with UN

In an oral statement at the Item 5 interactive dialogue of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday, September 30, 2021, Karapatan and t

Karapatan calls for release of arrested volunteer worker; decries torture, coercion by police, NTF-ELCAC

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Rights group Karapatan called for the release of Ma. Lorena Sigua, and decried the psychological torture and coercion against the arrested volunteer worker.

Release arrested and detained activists due to Villavert search warrants, rights group says

Those arrested and detained using the search warrants issued by Quezon City Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert should be released soon, according to rights group Karapatan.

Rights group calls for release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc

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Rights group Karapatan joined calls for the release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc, calling her arrest and detention anew “an additional obstacle in efforts to address the roots of the armed conflict in the country.”

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