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Karapatan condemns killing of 3 individuals, rounding up of hundreds in Tondo, Antipolo anti-drug ops

Human rights group Karapatan hit the recent anti-drug operations conducted by the police and military forces in Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila, and in Antipolo City, Rizal on Sunday, August 11, where at least three individuals were reportedly killed and hund

Comeback of anti-subversion law, anti-terror law amendments add to Duterte govt arsenal of repressive laws

“The restoration of the Anti-Subversion law will merely add to this government’s arsenal of repressive laws. It will add another moniker to the Duterte government’s many labels against critics and activists.

Karapatan condemns recent killing of two Lumad farmers in Bukidnon

Karapatan strongly condemns the brazen murder of Lumad farmers Alex Lacay and Jeffrey Bayot, active members of Kaugalingaong Sistema Igpasindog to Lumadnong Ogpaan (KASILO), in Bukidnon province on August 9, 2019 and August 11, 2019, respectively.

Karapatan urges DOJ to dismiss sedition case vs. opposition

Karapatan, a human rights alliance, strongly condemns the sedition case filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against Vice President Leni Robredo, detained Sen.

Karapatan urges DOJ to dismiss sedition case vs. opposition

Karapatan, a human rights alliance, strongly condemns the sedition case filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against Vice President Leni Robredo, detained Sen.

Karapatan urges DOJ: Dismiss Esperon’s baseless perjury claims against rights defenders

Following the perjury complaint filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. against human rights defenders of Karapatan, Religious Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), and Gabriela, they attended the preliminary investigation set by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Quezon City today, August 1, 2019. 

Anti-fake news bill gives Duterte more power to suppress media, violate free expression — Karapatan

Karapatan opposed a measure which seeks to criminalize the publication and proliferation of false content or “fake news” on the internet, deeming the bill “dangerous” and “hypocritical.” The human rights group warned that allowing the government to define “fake news” would only give the Duterte administration more power to clamp down on media and critical content online.

CA’s denial of NUPL’s amparo and habeas data petitions further endangers lawyers in PH

“The Court of Appeals’ denial of the petitions for writs of amparo and habeas data of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers aggravates the already dangerous situation of lawyers in the Philippines. Along with the court’s denial of a similar petition by human rights and development workers, the CA’s most recent decision speaks of the ineffectivity of domestic mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders and communities,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.
 

Karapatan urges SC to grant petition for review on CA’s dismissal of rights groups’ amparo case

Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), and Gabriela today filed their petition for review at the Supreme Court, after the 14th Division of the Court of Appeals dismissed their petition for the writs of amparo and habeas data.

Protestant bishops, ecumenical group air support for embattled human rights defenders

In their respective statements, the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines, led by its General Secretary Bishop Melzar Labuntog and composed of 27 bishops, and the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) led by Rt. Rev. Rex B. Reyes, Jr., D.D. expressed support for human rights defenders of Karapatan, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and Gabriela. The said organizations have filed petitions for the writs of amparo and habeas data to seek legal protection from killings, threats, harassment and other forms of intimidation. 
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