After Palparan's final conviction: Mothers of disappeared UP students hope more perpetrators be brought to justice

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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

Mothers of disappeared UP students: Badoy's Palparan interview "a travesty of justice"

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Mothers of disappeared UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan called “a travesty of justice” yesterday’s interview of NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Badoy of convicted retired general Jovito Palparan, but at the same time called it “a cheap, desperate attempt to vindicate criminals and rights violators.”

Families of desaparecidos call to surface missing peace consultant Edwin Alcid, support calls to resume peace talks

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Rights group Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) called to surface National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Edwin Alcid, and supported the calls to resume the peace talks, just a few months before the country elects a new president in the May 2022 elections.

Kin of desaparecidos to 2022 election candidates: "Help us stop enforced disappearance"

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On All Souls Day, kin and friends of victims of involuntary disappearance under the group Desaparecidos echoed the call to surface their loved ones and challenged 2022 candidates to stop enforced disappearances.

Kin of desaparecidos assail “prevailing culture of impunity” under Duterte

As the world commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared, Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) denounced the Duterte government for “amplifying the prevailing culture of impunity” in the country.

We are all grandparents of Baby River, release her mother for that final embrace! – Desaparecidos

We demand the unconditional release of Reina Mae Nasino from Prison and the dropping of all charges filed against her!

Desaparecidos warns of rise in cases of enforced disappearance under terror law, launches protest quilt for justice

The Anti-Terrorism Act will serve as a fertile ground for increased cases of enforced disappearance, Desaparecidos, the organization of families of victims of enforced disappearance, warned as they commemorated the International Day of the Disappeared today, August 30.

Salute, Ka Fidel Agcaoili!

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), Karapatan, Hustisya and Desaparecidos join the human rights community and peace advocates in mourning the untimely demise of Fidel Agcaoili on July 23, 2020. When we first heard the news of his passing, the first response was stunned silence. Then came the tears — soft and shared by the people he served well and inspired in the long, continuing struggle for just and lasting peace.

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