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[Urgent Alert] Updates: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Madaue City, Cebu Province

Updates Regarding Our Recent Urgent Alert: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Madaue City, Cebu Province Jose Aaron Pedrosa, Jr. and Jessica A. Zuniga were released from detention at past 4:00pm on November 26, 2014 (the day after they were arrested). Here is the statement of Mr.…

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[Urgent Alert] Philippines: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Mandaue City, Cebu Province -TFDP

(Urgent Alert) Philippines: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Mandaue City, Cebu Province Atty. Jose Aaron Pedrosa, Jr., 29, a Board Member of the human rights organization Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and leader of the multi-sectoral organization SANLAKAS, was arrested in Sitio Mahayag, Barangay…

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[Urgent Alert] An urgent call to help millions affected by continuous torrential rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Trami -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: An urgent call to help millions affected by continuous torrential rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Trami.  Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding massive disruptions to normal life caused by Tropical Storm Trami (known in Philippines as Maring). The situation, unfortunately, has merely worsened by the Southwest…

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[Urgent Alert] Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; corruption; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about allegedly illegal demolition of around 120 houses in Florentino St., Sto. Domingo, Quezon City on April 10-11, 2013. The…

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[Urgent Alert] Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-003-2012 29 January 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger, starvation, corruption; impunity; rule of law —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human…

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[Urgent Alert] Floods caused by torrential rains threaten food security of fishermen and urban poor in CALABARZON -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION — HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-005-2012 August 28, 2012 —————————— PHILIPPINES: Floods caused by torrential rains threaten food security of fishermen and urban poor in CALABARZON ISSUES: Environmental protection, Impunity, Land rights, Poverty & adequate standard of living, Right to food, Right to health, Rule of law —————————– Dear…

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[Urgent Appeal] More families left homeless after violent demolition in San Juan – CTUHR

URGENT APPEAL 19 January 2012 More families left homeless after violent demolition in San Juan Dear friends and partners, The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights is writing to you to seek support for the violently displaced residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City Philippines last January 11. Twenty-three residents were injured and…

[Urgent Appeal] Arrest of a prominent Muslim human rights defender from Jolo, Sulu – TFDP

PHILIPPINES: ARREST OF A PROMINENT MUSLIM HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER FROM JOLO, SULU ISSUES: FABRICATION OF CHARGES AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE UPDATE ON URGENT APPEAL UPDATE ON URGENT APPEAL Dear Friends,  Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), writes to inform you about the updated information regarding the case of Mr. Temogen Sahipa Tulawie. Several appeals…

[Urgent Action] A farmer was killed and his son was seriously wounded as a result of an alleged strafing by members of the Philippine Army (PA)- www.tfdp.net

Urgent Action: (Philippines) A farmer was killed and his son was seriously wounded as a result of an alleged strafing by members of the Philippine Army (PA) Type of Violation: Strafing/Extra-judicial Killing/Arbitrary Arrest and Detention/Forced Eviction Victims: Nicanor Herrera Mariano; Norman Esquibel Mariano; Florita Verceles Esquibel Date and Time of Incident: July 19, 2011, 4:30…

[Urgent Action] (Philippines): Harassment, Intimidation and Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Three Hanjin Workers

URGENT ACTION (Philippines): Harassment, Intimidation and Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Three Hanjin Workers Background Information Case:                    Arrest and Detention / Harassment Name of Victims:             Gilbert dela Peña, Renante Buccat, Benjamin Abenes, Jr. Place of Incident:            Hanjin Shipyard, Subic Bay Freeport, Province of Zambales Date of Incident:          …

[Urgent Action]( Philippines ) A tribal leader of the Agta indigenous tribe shot dead, and tribal community members continue to be harassed in Dinalungan, Aurora Province

Urgent Action: ( Philippines ) A tribal leader of the Agta indigenous tribe shot dead, and tribal community members continue to be harassed in Dinalungan, Aurora Province Type of Violation: Extra-Judicial Killing / Harassment / Forced Eviction / Land Grabbing / Illegal Arrest and Detention Victim(s): Armando Maximino (EJK) and Agta community members Date of…

[Urgent Action/Solidarity] support for 10 Vietnamese workers unjustly arrested in South Korea simply for demanding better conditions

From:  <pssp@jinbo.net> To: jerbertph@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:58:46 PM Subject: Requesting Solidarity for Vietnamese workers in SK unjustly arrested for work action Greeting friends and allies, I am writing to ask for your support for 10 Vietnamese workers unjustly arrested in South Korea simply for demanding better conditions. This is a clear case…

[Urgent Alert] UPDATE (Philippines): Policemen who tortured a boy offers bribe, intimidates witnesses and complainants to withdraw prosecution – AHRC

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned that the witnesses and the family of torture victim, Jhon Paul Nerio, have either been offered bribes or are being intimidated after testifying in a trial against the policemen. The policemen were attempting to bribe them to retract their testimony and intimidate them to…

[Urgent Alert] S.O.S. Friends Pls help Send Appeal to P-Noy for the Immediate Release of MARIANO UMBRERO! Political prisoner suffering STAGE 4 CANCER

S.O.S. Friends Pls help Send Appeal to P-Noy for the Immediate Release of MARIANO UMBRERO! Political prisoner suffering STAGE 4 CANCER. Please post this link to http://www.facebook.com/presidentnoy Background Information Case: Diagnosed with Lung Cancer Name of Political Prisoner: Mariano Umbrero Age: 63 Civil Status: Married with children Place of Detention: Building 11, New Bilibid Prison…

[Urgent Alert] Harassment of anti-mining rally in Cagayan

INCIDENT:                       HARASSMENT OF ANTI-MINING RALLY PLACE OF INCIDENT:      ST. ANTHONY’S ACADEMY, GONZAGA, CAGAYAN DATE OF INCIDENT:       7 AM, APRIL 29, 2011 PERPETRATORS:             MAYOR CARLITO PENTECOSTES JR., HIS ARMED       BODYGUARDS AND PNP PERSONNEL The Mayor of Gonzaga, Cagayan together with more than one hundred PNP operatives coming from the provincial…