Rights group supports int’l tribunal on Duterte’s crimes vs Filipino people

On September 18-19, 2018, the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) will be convened in Brussels to try various cases of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights violations perpetrated by the Duterte government. The IPT is organized by the the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), IBON International, and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP). The IPT’s verdict will be submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC), European Parliament, and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Rights victims file raps vs Duterte at international tribunal

MANILA -- Various people's organizations led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Karapatan announced at a press conference today that victims of rights violations will testify before the International Peoples' Tribunal (IPT2018) on September 18-19 in Brussels, Belgium to indict Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump "for crimes against the Filipino people."

Palparan’s conviction is a step forward for justice

“We welcome the court’s decision to convict Palparan for the charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of disappeared University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan. This is a step forward for justice, though partial for so long as Karen and Sherlyn remain missing and numerous other violations remain unresolved,” said Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor. 

Duterte regime a danger to the Filipino people - Karapatan

“President Duterte, a fanatic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, continues to attack the Filipino people through his counter insurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan (OpKap) in full throttle. A trying-hard copycat of Marcos’ martial law, Duterte has also signed the death sentence of poor Filipinos under its war on drugs and counterinsurgency campaign. He followed the blood trails of his fascist role models and even facilitated their rehabilitation and return to power,” said Roneo Clamor, Karapatan Deputy Secretary General during a Black Friday protest held by various groups  in front of Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.


PNP Memorandum, another brazen attack against rights defenders - Karapatan

Rights groups were informed of a memorandum released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Intelligence Group, directing the country’s police officers to provide a summary of information (SOI) on alleged leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA). Though groups only knew of the memorandum this September, said memo was dated May 28, 2018.  

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. 

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