Press statement

On President Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to Joseph Scott Pemberton

Karapatan strongly denounces President Rodrigo Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to convicted US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton as a despicable and shameless mockery of justice and servility to US imperialist interests.

Join the September 14 Global Day of Action in the Philippines!




On the PNP's proposal to monitor social media for quarantine violators

How exactly does the police plan to monitor social media for supposed quarantine violations? Who will they seek monitor in the first place? Unless they start with the pasaway from their own ranks, we fear that this move is nothing more than an insidious cover for online policing and mass surveillance.

On the House of Representatives’ bill declaring September 11 as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day”

Karapatan views the House of Representatives’ measure to declare September 11 as a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte and as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day” as a nefarious scheme to cover up the crimes committed by the dictator Marcos and a blatant act of historical revisionism by the Marcoses.  

On the PH court order to release US soldier charged on the killing of Jennifer Laude

In the Philippines, a US soldier who murdered a transgender sister is released by virtue of a Philippine court decision considering him as eligible for good conduct and time served in prison, six years after the gruesome killing of Jennifer Laude. 

Stop the killings! Justice for the victims of EJKs!

The recent killings of peasant rights advocate and peace talks consultant Randall Echanis, human right defender Zara Alvarez, and Bayan Muna regional coordinator Jory Porquia have highlighted the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.

More than 500 human rights advocates sign statement calling for a stop to the killings in the Philippines

On the occasion of National Heroes Day, more than 500 human rights advocates from here and abroad are calling on the Philippine government to end the spate of killings that has claimed the lives of several activists over the past few months. 

Release Esterlita Suaybaguio and all political prisoners! — Karapatan

On the first year since the illegal arrest and detention of peace consultant Esterlita Suaybaguio, Karapatan renews the call for the release of Suaybaguio and all political prisoners in the Philippines. 

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