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Ailing political prisoner Benny Barid dies; rights groups demand justice

Rights groups SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and Hustisya condemned the death of Benny Barid, political prisoner at the New Bilibid Prisons Maximum Security Compound, Muntinlupa City, who died at 11:00 AM yesterday, September 18, at the NBP Hospital.

Karapatan demands pullout of troops in Abra and Agusan del Sur

"As it is, life is already hard for indigenous peoples defending their ancestral lands from mining companies and other government projects, lalo pang pinapahirap ng AFP at Oplan Bayanihan," Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said.
The human rights group called for the immediate pull out of military troops in La Paz, Agusan del Sur and in Lacub, Abra as it received reports of forced evacuation, grave coercion, disruption of classes and other human rights violations due to military operations of the 26th and 41st Infantry Battalion Philippine Army. 

'Pres. Good Faith' welcomes back 'Gen. Kill for the Good of the People' to AFP HQ

Palparan is back to the barracks of the Philippine Army—his home for more than 30 years, where he was trained and where he cloned his ilk. Malacanang welcomed Palparan’s transfer to Fort Bonifacio and BS Aquino, who was in Belgium, called it ‘punishment’.  


SELDA hits BS Aquino’s claims board "Never again will we become victims"

SELDA criticized the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) for continuously refusing to state categorically that it recognizes as victims the 9,539 members of the class suit against former Pres. Marcos in 1986. Aside from the 9,539 class suit members, there are also 24 direct action plaintiffs who have been recognized and verified by the US Federal Court in Hawaii.

Palparan released from jail—Desaparecidos

"The last ray of hope for justice has just been doused. Palparan is essentially freed, and Malacanang welcomes it," said Lorena Santos, secretary general of Families of Desaparecidos for Justice as the Malolos Regional Trial Court resolved to transfer Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan to Philippine Army Custodial Center.


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