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Solidarity statement for dying political prisoner in Russian labor camp

Karapatan stands in solidarity with Ukrainian writer and director Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced in Russia to 20 years of strict-regimen labor colony on trumped-up charges of terrorism. Today is the 94th day of his hunger-strike and his health condition has dramatically deteriorated, leaving him near death. 

AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command whitewashes ML violations, drumbeats old, brazen lies

On August 23, 2018, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during its 12th anniversary celebration at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao in Panacan, Davao City, again announced that there are no rights violations during the more than one-year implementation of martial law in Mindanao. The event was attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.
 
 

Karapatan slams the acquittal of police officers charged for grave coercion filed by tortured security guard Rolly Panesa

“For the beatings, the torture, for 11 months in imprison for a case of mistaken identity, is PhP60,000 considered justice being served? I want to see them rot in jail. These officers, owing from their corrupt institution, were cruel. They do not respect people or care about rights; they will surely do this again to someone else if given the opportunity, falsely charging another person for money. The acquittal of the guilty is how the police are enabled to commit more violations,” said security guard and complainant Rolly Panesa after hearing the court verdict acquitting four police officers charged for grave coercion.

Marcoses hounded by their crimes, forever memorialised as a cabal of murderers, torturers and plunderers - Karapatan

Karapatan slammed Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos’ “self-appointment as speaker of the millennial generation” and her subsequent statements pertaining to the 21 grim years of martial law, calling her generation to “move on”. On August 21, Imee Marcos said in a press conference that “The millennials have moved on [from Martial Law]” and thus, so should people of her generation.

Karapatan condemns massacre of seven CPP-NDF staff, cover-up by gov’t operatives

"Stop justifying the unjustifiable,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay on the massacre of seven personnel of the National Democratic Front (NDF)  and Communist Party of the Philippines in Panay, and the consequent cover-up orchestrated by state security forces thereafter.