Submitted on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 07:31
“After all what has been said and done, political prisoners (PPs) will still spend Christmas inside cramped jails,” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. “Since Pres. Duterte first talked about releasing political prisoners, a political prisoner has already died, several have been rushed to hospitals and PPs already went into fasting and hunger strike, and additional fifteen (15) have been illegally arrested and are still detained,” Palabay said.
Submitted on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:53
“The December 12 shooting of farm workers in Madaum Village, Tagum City by Lapanday guards has been one too many incidents of violence against farmers asserting their right to land. President Duterte should uphold the interests of farmers by addressing landlessness,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.
Submitted on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 08:01
The 66th year of the International Human Rights Day will be commemorated in the Philippines by calls for justice for the victims of the US-supported Marcos dictatorship and for the Filipino people to persevere in the struggle against state fascism.
Submitted on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 07:40
“Ang pakikibaka para makamit ang hustisyang ipinagkait sa aming mga bilanggong pulitikal ay bahagi ng kabuuang laban para sa karapatang pantao (The struggle for justice long denied to political prisoners is part of the people’s struggle for human rights)” said political prisoners (PPs) from Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City in a statement, as 76 PPs ended their hunger strike today, International Human Rights Day. At least 122 PPs also participated by fasting.
Submitted on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 13:45
Karapatan is set to join Bayan in nationwide rallies tomorrow, International Human Rights Day, to press for the release of all political prisoners, to call for an end to military occupation of schools and rural communities in the guise of civic action and denounce extrajudicial killings of activists and civilians, including killings in the Duterte government’s “war on drugs.” The rallies are also meant to sustain protest actions against the hero’s burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and press the call for justice for and indemnification of martial law victims.