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KARAPATAN Monitor January-March 2009

The years 2009 and 2010 are critical as Oplan Bantay Laya 2 (OBL 2) approaches its deadline. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) might very well rush to meet OBL 2 objectives, which are repeatedly stressed by Secretary of National Defense Gilbert Teodoro who is more hawkish than some of the generals. OBL 2’s thrust remains to be the “dismantling (of) the political structure of the communist terrorist group” through the neutralization (physical elimination) of perceived “enemies of the state”, whether combatants, activists of the legal democratic movement, mediapersons, lawyers and church people.

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KARAPATAN Monitor July-September 2008

KarapatanMonitor3rd_08The third quarter of 2008 saw a surge in abductions and disappearances, arrests
and the use of torture. Extrajudicial killings continue to be committed, with
Mindanao suffering the most number of civilian casualties.

KARAPATAN Monitor April-June 2008

Karapatan monitor2The decrease in number (of extrajudicial killings) while a cause to congratulate is
likewise a cause to condemn because it merely shows clearly who are behind the
extrajudicial killings,” states Prof. Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur
on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

KARAPATAN Monitor January-March 2008

Karapatan monitor KARAPATAN Monitor is a ­quarterly update of facts and figures covering human rights violations. It aims to provide the public timely national data from reports gathered by the Karapatan national network.