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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.

On the Senate Committee hearing on red-tagging

It is disappointing that a great part of the Senate Committee on National Defense hearing on red-tagging was used as a platform for double victimization, including victim-blaming, of those whose lives, liberty and security have been put at extreme risk because of the policy and practice of red-tagging.

On Duterte’s latest tirades vs activists, opposition members

Karapatan denounces the blatant red-tagging statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte last night during his televised meeting as the latest in his administration’s attacks against critics, members of the opposition, and activists. 

On the desecration of the remains of Jevilyn Cullamat

Karapatan expresses our condolences to Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, her family and their community on the recent death of her daughter Jevilyn in Surigao del Sur.

Karapatan: Red-tagging used to incite violence vs HRDs by branding them as enemies of the State

Today, we face the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security to assert that red-tagging is anathema to democracy and human rights.

Worsening attacks on press freedom and people’s rights continue 11 years after Ampatuan massacre

Eleven years ago, 58 individuals, including 32 journalists and media workers, were brutally killed in a bloody massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. For more than a decade, the families of the victims as well as journalists in the country have been relentless and tireless in their pursuit of justice — and on December 19 last year, Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy Ampatuan were finally convicted for masterminding this heinous massacre.

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