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More injustice, impunity with red-tagger Boying Remulla as DOJ secretary

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Elderly rights worker arrested in Bloody Sunday raids seeks dismissal of trumped-up charges, reiterates inconsistent evidence

Fourteen months after the Bloody Sunday raids in March 2021 that led to the killing of nine activists and the arrest and detention of four others, elderly political prisoner and human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas once again appealed to the court to dismiss the charges against her, maintaining that the firearms and explosives allegedly in her possession were planted.

Karapatan slams NTF-ELCAC’s red-tagging overdrive, Sara Duterte’s possible DepEd portfolio under Marcos Jr.

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Human rights alliance Karapatan slammed the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) its “red-tagging overdrive” targeting student walkouts as well as books amid protests expressing discontent over the results of the recent 2022 national elections.

Mothers of disappeared UP students, human rights activist file complaints vs SMNI for Palparan interview

In an administrative complaint filed today before the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Concepcion Empeño and Erlinda Cadapan, the mothers of disappeared University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, together with Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay demanded that the broadcasting franchise of Suara Sug Media Corporation be revoked for airing the interview with retired general and convicted kidnapper Jovito Palparan in Sonshine Media Network International

Martial law survivors, activists pay tribute to human rights champion Marie Hilao-Enriquez

In a gathering at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani compound in Quezon City, martial law survivors, activists and friends of human rights champion Marie Hilao-Enriquez, chairperson emeritus of Karapatan, paid tribute to her courageous and indefatigable work for the cause of people’s rights, justice, and national democracy. On April 24, 2022, Hilao-Enriquez, a stalwart in the anti-Marcos dictatorship struggle and a leading human rights activist, died in the US.

Karapatan urges CA anew: issue writ of habeas corpus and surface Steve Abua now as wife files MR

Human rights alliance Karapatan reasserted calls to surface abducted peasant organizer Steve Abua as his wife Johanna filed her motion of reconsideration today, urging the Court of Appeals anew to grant her petition for the issuance of the writ of habeas corpus after her petition was junked in a decision dated March 29, 2022.

Karapatan supports call for denial of PGMA’s motion to dismiss by demurrer in Morong 43 civil case

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Seven of the forty-three health workers known as the Morong 43 filed yesterday their opposition to the motion to dismiss by way of demurrer of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in their civil complaint which was filed on April 5, 2011 at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 224.

Karapatan condemns arrests of Anakpawis nominee, church worker

Human rights alliance Karapatan condemned on Tuesday the recent arrests of Anakpawis Partylist fourth nominee Isabelo Adviento and Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s (IFI) Aldeem Yañez, as the group scored the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their “desperate efforts to continue the Duterte administration’s campaigns of State terror and repression even in its last days in power.”

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