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Rights groups amplify calls to stop the continuing slaughter of Filipinos

“The reality of the Philippines under Duterte is tainted with the blood and sufferings of the poor, denied of their rights and continuously being burdened by the government's repressive and anti-people policies,” said Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor during a protest action at the Boy Scout Circle, Tomas Morato, QC on September 7, 2018.
 
 

Duterte goes on a shopping spree of weapons in Israel, arming State forces to kill more Filipinos – Karapatan

“The meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indeed historic – the unprecedented, revolting meeting of like-minded butchers whose leaderships inspired the wholesale killing of both Filipinos and Palestinians. One has butchered Filipinos, while the other has the blood of thousands of Palestinians on his hands,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay on the 4-day visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Israel, dubbed by many media outfits as “historic”.
 

Stop the arrest and detention of activists in India! Free all political prisoners!

The Commission 3 of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) decries the spate of simultaneous illegal arrests and raids by the authorities in Mumbai, Thane, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Delhi and Faridabad in India on the early morning of August 28, 2018. 

Stop the Blacklisting of Non-Filipino Human Rights Defenders - Karapatan

“President Duterte is obviously easily ticked-off by non-Filipino human rights defenders and activists expressing solidarity and grave concern on the human rights situation in the Philippines. His regime’s intolerance and harassment of these foreigners, while working in concert with the US, China and other governments in the plunder of the country’s resources and in pursuing anti-people policies, betray the hollowness of his rhetoric on national sovereignty and independent foreign policy,” said Cristina Palabay, Karapatan Secretary General.
 

Karapatan’s Solidarity Message to the US National Prison Strikers

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights - Philippines stands in solidarity with the prison strikers who are currently staging a nineteen-day peaceful protest across the US, as we express our concern over the grave human rights violations occurring in US prisons that are driving these incarcerated men and women to mobilize and assert their rights. 

11 massacres under Duterte, 51 victims, and zero accountability – Karapatan

“There is zero accountability for the atrocious crimes done by past and present regimes. September 1, 2018 will mark the 3rd year since the massacre of Manobo leaders Dionel Campos and Datu Juvello Sinzo, and school executive Emerito Samarca in Brgy. Diatagaon, Lianga, Caraga. The perpetrators, though identified, are still roaming freely in communities. They are being presented as “rebel surrenderees” even if they have always been in active military service of the Philippine Army as paramilitary members. We can never expect justice from the Duterte regime, considering it has merely continued the brutal massacre of peasant and indigenous peoples and worse, it has conducted the mass murder of the poor through its drug war,” said Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor in a press conference in Quezon City.
  

Karapatan hits GMA, Malacañang officials on proposals to extend martial law in Mindanao, after Sultan Kudarat bombing

Karapatan slammed the pronouncements of Malacañang officials and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao, as the human rights group conveyed its condolences to the families of those who were killed in the bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on August 28, 2018.

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.

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