Bulatlat is publishing a series of reports, featuring human rights defenders under siege.
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Rights defenders decry red tagging as form of rights violation
Clamor said the attempts to discredit human rights defenders and progressive organisations aim to prevent them from pursuing justice for the victims of rights violations.
Court junks murder charges vs rights worker
Political prisoner Rachel Mariano freed after charges against her were dismissed by the court.
CA junks rights defenders’ plea for protection
“To say that there is no evidence of killings, disappearances, arbitrary arrests, and all attacks is mere parroting of the respondents’ line. It is as if the CA is acknowledging the attacks but absolving the government’s role in all of it.”
Appellate court to decide on rights defenders’ plea sans presentation of witnesses
Cristina Palabay,secretary general of Karapatan, said, “We have not been given the chance to be heard.”
Military generals snub hearing on rights lawyers’ plea for protection
NUPL President Edre Olalia pointed out that Duterte himself publicly threatened human rights defenders and all supposed communist fronts.
SC issues protection order for rights defenders
“We reiterate that activism and the full exercise of our civil and political rights is not a crime. While we continue with our everyday human rights work, we are also resolute in our commitment to see this through.”
Victims, families back Karapatan amid red tagging by military
“Human rights defenders helping the victims and survivors, as well as those working to expose the real situation of extensive rights violations on the ground should not be subjects of attack.” – political prisoners
Rights lawyer gunned down in Negros
“It is a painful price we have to pay sometimes in the service of the people and as a pledge to the next generations we will leave behind.”
Advocates call for justice for slain Moro woman rights defender
“Only tyrants and human rights violators stand to gain with the deaths of human rights defenders like Mariam Acob.”
Elderly Aussie lawyer ordered to leave today sans medical clearance
“…But what only the bureau fails to understand (or care about) is that you cannot predict that a person is fit to travel and not in danger from a deep vein thrombosis-which i have previously suffered-and nearly died from with a blood clot in my lung… it seems to me that the bureau is putting my life at risk.”