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URGENT APPEAL FOR ACTION ON THE INCREASING WEAPONIZATION OF THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT AND THE TERRORISM FINANCING PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION ACT AGAINST ACTIVISTS AND POLITICAL DISSENTERS

Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! There has been a noticeable increase in the Marcos Jr. government’s weaponization of the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act against human rights defenders, political activists and other dissenters, signifying the rapidly shrinking civic space and grave deterioration of the human rights situation in …

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Urgent appeal for action on the use of the anti-terrorism financing law against faith-based institutions/groups and human rights defenders

July 26, 2023 Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! On June 18, 2012, the Philippine Congress passed Republic Act No. 10168 or The Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act. Under this law, a person who, directly or indirectly possesses, provides, collects or uses property or funds or makes available property, funds or financial or …

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Urgent appeal for action against the arbitrary and baseless filing of anti-terrorism cases against Southern Tagalog activists

Photo by Aaron Favila/Associated Press Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! On July 3, 2020, the Philippine congress passed RA 11479 (An Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Penalize Terrorism) otherwise known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA). With a total of 37 petitions filed questioning its constitutionality, it has gone down in history …

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Urgent Appeal for Action on the arbitrary and baseless designation of indigenous peoples rights activists as terrorist individuals

URGENT APPEAL FOR ACTION ON THE ARBITRARY AND BASELESS DESIGNATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AS TERRORIST INDIVIDUALSJuly 21, 2023 Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! On December 9, 2020, the Anti-Terrorism Council signed ATC Resolution No. 12 (2020) designating the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations, …

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Urgent appeal for action on the judicial harassment against Filipino human rights defenders and attacks on the integrity and independence of judges in the Philippines

July 19, 2023 Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! On January 9, 2023, Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch Presiding Judge Aimee Marie B. Alcera acquitted ten human rights defenders — Karapatan National Council members Elisa Tita Lubi, Cristina Palabay, Roneo Clamor, Gabriela Krista Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Jose Mari Callueng and Fr. Wilfredo …

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URGENT APPEAL FOR  ACTION ON THE ARREST OF ADORA FAYE DE VERA

URGENT APPEAL FOR  ACTION ON THE ARREST OF ADORA FAYE DE VERA August 31, 2022 Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings of peace! It has been a week since women’s rights activist Adora Faye de Vera, 66, a martial law survivor, former political prisoner and kin of a desaparecido, was arrested in Quezon City, Philippines.