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As Espinosa recants allegations, Karapatan asserts call to free Senator De Lima

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The call to free Senator Leila De Lima has never been more urgent. Kerwin Espinosa’s recantation of his allegations against Senator De Lima only further proves that, like hundreds of other political prisoners in the Philippines, her unjust incarceration is based on lies.

Karapatan asserts call to #JunkTerrorLaw

The terror law is a dangerous piece of legislation which directly harms our basic rights and freedoms. By denying with finality our motions for reconsideration, the Supreme Court has upheld the law’s most draconian provisions — from the vague and overbroad definition of “terrorism,” the arbitrary powers of the Anti-Terrorism Council to designate and freeze assets of individuals and organizations tagged as “terrorists,” and the 24-day period of warrantless detention.

Karapatan urges CA anew: issue writ of habeas corpus and surface Steve Abua now as wife files MR

Human rights alliance Karapatan reasserted calls to surface abducted peasant organizer Steve Abua as his wife Johanna filed her motion of reconsideration today, urging the Court of Appeals anew to grant her petition for the issuance of the writ of habeas corpus after her petition was junked in a decision dated March 29, 2022.

Karapatan reasserts call to hold Duterte, NTF-ELCAC accountable for murder of Evangelista couple in Bloody Sunday raids

Karapatan joins the families of slain fisherfolk leaders Ariel Evangelista and Ana-Mariz “Chai” Lemita-Evangelista today in their calls for justice and accountability as the 17 policemen involved in the killing of the couple during the Bloody Sunday raids once again face the preliminary investigations on the murder charges against them.

Karapatan lauds conviction of Bayles soldier-killers, Manila court dismissal of motion for recon in travelling-skeletons case

Karapatan lauds the conviction of the two soldiers of the 61st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, namely Private First Class (PFC) Rafael Cordova (a.k.a. Roger Bajon) and PFC Reygine Laus (a.k.a. Ronnie Caurino), on the murder of human rights activist Benjamin Bayles, a member of the September 21 Movement-Negros. Bayles was also a lay minister of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente and a coordinator of Bayan Muna Party-list.

Karapatan supports call for denial of PGMA’s motion to dismiss by demurrer in Morong 43 civil case

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Seven of the forty-three health workers known as the Morong 43 filed yesterday their opposition to the motion to dismiss by way of demurrer of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in their civil complaint which was filed on April 5, 2011 at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 224.

Karapatan condemns arrests of Anakpawis nominee, church worker

Human rights alliance Karapatan condemned on Tuesday the recent arrests of Anakpawis Partylist fourth nominee Isabelo Adviento and Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s (IFI) Aldeem Yañez, as the group scored the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their “desperate efforts to continue the Duterte administration’s campaigns of State terror and repression even in its last days in power.”

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