Press statement

On SOJ's statement at HRC46

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in his speech before the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council missed a very important point regarding “working domestic accountability mechanisms” in the Philippines — that the killings continue.

On SolGen Calida’s manifestation during the oral arguments on the terror law at the Supreme Court

Solicitor General Jose Calida’s attempt at dropping a supposedly explosive bombshell during the oral arguments on the petitions against Duterte’s terror law — that the draconian law’s first victims, Aeta farmers Jasper Gurung and Junior Ramos, have supposedly withdrawn their petition for intervention before the Supreme Court — should raise eyebrows, suspicion, and above all, questions.

Karapatan: Red-tagging/terrorist-tagging of journalists violate people’s right to info, press freedom

It seems that, for the NTF-ELCAC’s deranged attack dog Antonio Parlade Jr., news reports that expose brazen human rights violations

Karapatan: NTF-ELCAC’s increased red-tagging overdrive lays pretext for use of terror law vs activists, critics, dissenters

The rabid red-tagging overdrive of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and its officials of at le

On the killing of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio

That we have come to this — the cold-blooded and merciless murder of mother Sonya Gregorio and son Frank Anthony Gregorio in full vi

Karapatan on the ICC-OTP Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2020 on the Philippines

The International Criminal Court - Office of the Prosecutor’s (ICC-OTP) finding in its report on preliminary examination activities

Crackdown in PH on IHRD 2020: Duterte makes a mockery of International Human Rights Day with arrest of journalist, six trade un

We never thought that the fascist Duterte regime and its minions could be this shameless and desperate to prove outright that they are rabid and notorio

On the Duterte admin’s human rights summit

The irony of this so-called Human Rights Summit is not lost on human rights advocates, victims of human rights violations and the general public.

Karapatan on the statements of Esperon, Badoy and Uson regarding the group’s complaint recently filed at the Ombudsman

It would do well for former General Esperon, Undersecretary Badoy and Undersecretary Uson to read well the complaint that we filed at the Ombudsman yesterday because what we filed are very serious charges on their crimes against humanity, their graft and corrupt practices as public officers in their incitement of undue injury to Karapatan, and their slanderous and defamatory acts against our organization.

Please read what is there and do not read what is not there.

Free Amanda Echanis and her baby, free all political prisoners!

Karapatan denounces the recent arrest of 32-year old Amanda Echanis, a woman peasant organizer of Amihan, a federation of women peasants, in Cagayan and the planting of evidence against her. Amanda was reportedly arrested in the course of the service of search warrants in Brgy. Carupian, Baggao, Cagayan at dawn on December 2, 2020 by elements of the Philippine National Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. She is presently detained at Camp Marcelo Adduro in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

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