Appeals for Action

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for 71-year old Australian missionary and human rights defender to be deported

April 25, 2018

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for 71-year old Australian missionary and human rights defender to be deported after detention by the Philippine government

Dear friends and colleagues,

Warmest greetings of solidarity! 

The number of human rights violations by the Philippine government rockets at an alarming rate. Thousands have been killed by a heartless war on drugs, and hundreds more have been murdered, harassed, displaced, and illegally arrested by imperialist-backed counter-insurgency operations—all of them civilians. The culture of impunity fostered by the previous regimes has not only been inherited but patently aggravated by the fascist Duterte regime.
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Urgent Appeal for Action: Surface NDF consultant Lora T. Manipis and Jeruel Domingo!

Dear friends and colleagues,

 

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Filipino Moro human rights activist tortured and detained in the US

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Filipino Moro human rights activist tortured and detained in the US

 

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

 

In the context of the intensifying human and people’s rights violations committed with impunity in the Philippines and in the US, we enjoin your support and solidarity for Jerome Succor Aba, a Filipino citizen and a Moro human rights activist who experienced Guantanamo-style “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the hands of the US government. We demand justice for Aba and we call on the Philippine government to protest the cruel and inhumane treatment of a Filipino citizen by US authorities. 

 

UA Date                                 :           April 22, 2018

UA Case                                 :           Physical and Psychological Torture

   Arbitrary Arrest and Detention

   Violation of the Rights of Arrested or Detained

   Persons – of Miranda rights, of right to freely

communicate, of right to counsel, incommunicado,

inhumane, cruel or degrading treatment

   Violation of the Rights to Freedom of Association

   Violation of the Rights to Liberty of Movement

Victim                                     :           Jerome Succor Aba, 25

   Chairperson, Suara Bangsamoro

   Co-Chairperson, Sandugo Movement of Moro and

       Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination

Place of incident                    :           San Francisco International Airport, USA

Dates of incident                   :            April 17-19, 2018

Alleged perpetrator/s           :             Officers of the US Department of Homeland Security and

  US Customs and Border Protection

 

jerome 

 

Urgent Appeal for Activists, Human Rights Defenders and Political Dissenters in the Philippines Tagged in Duterte's Terror List

Dear friends and colleagues,

In the context of the intensifying human and people’s rights violations committed with impunity in the Philippines, we urgently seek your support in yet another wave of attack against critics of the anti-people policies and acts of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Abduction, illegal arrest and detention and trumped-up charges against trade union organizer Marklen Maojo Maga

URGENT ALERT FOR ACTION

Abduction, illegal arrest and detention and trumped-up charges against trade union organizer Marklen Maojo Maga

February 23, 2018

Dear friends,

There is a need to sound the alarm on the frequency and arbitrariness of illegal arrests and detention perpetrated by State security forces in light of the escalating crackdown on activists and trade union and human rights defenders. 

Fascist policies such as the Duterte regime’s counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan, the creation of the Inter-Agency Committee on Legal Action (IACLA) on October 11, 2017, and the President’s recent threats of using draconian measures such as the anti-terror law to arrest leaders and members of legal organizations have contributed to an environment that puts the lives and security of human rights defenders, activists, and the Filipino people in general at greater risk. The legal system is increasingly used to jail members and leaders of local organizations on the basis of trumped-up charges. The spate of arrests intensified after Duterte’s pronouncements, with more violations on people’s civil and political rights blatantly perpetrated by the police and the military.

URGENT ALERT: Stop the Attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

18 October 2017

URGENT ALERT: Stop the Attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

We urgently seek your support against the waves of attacks against women activists in the Cordillera by the 7th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command. In the past three months, political persecution endangered the lives and security of women human rights defenders Sarah Abellon-Alikes, Sherry Mae Soledad, Joanne Villanueva, Rachel Mariano, Asia Isabella Gepte and Shirley Ann Angiwot.

Human rights activist, environmental advocate threatened and harassed by military agents

URGENT ALERT FOR ACTION:

Human rights activist, environmental advocate threatened and harassed by military agents

July 27, 2017

Dear friends, 

Two human rights defenders - Karapatan Secretary General Cristina “Tinay” Palabay and Ilocos environmental advocate Sherwin de Vera - have recently experienced threats, harassment and intimidation from suspected State security forces. 

On July 20, 2017, at around 10:20 p.m., Palabay received a call from a man who repeatedly asked her if she is “Tinay Palabay” and refused to tell her his name. He told Palabay that she should stop what she is doing because she is in the “list” of people whom they consider as “courageous,” and that he called because she is within his “AOR” (interpreted as “area of responsibility”). He accused Palabay of being involved in the alleged ambush of the Presidential Security Group by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao. Palabay denied knowledge and involvement in the reported incident, as she was in Manila leading the preparations for protest actions in time for the State of the Nation Address of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and his extension of the martial law declaration in Mindanao. The unnamed caller told Palabay that she should stop whatever it is that she is doing because “times have changed” and “martial law is in place.” Palabay was also repeatedly asked on her whereabouts, and that she should be cautious because he will soon meet her.  

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