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[Urgent Appeal] Four members of a local community organization were arrested and suffered injuries during a forced eviction

URGENT APPEAL March 14, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Four members of a local community organization were arrested and suffered injuries during a forced eviction ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Forced Eviction; Harassment; Physical Injuries; Abuse of Authority _____________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal…

[Urgent Appeal] SAVE THOSE PRECIOUS 1,829 TREES

SAVE THOSE PRECIOUS 1,829 TREES An Urgent Appeal to Prevent Destruction of Trees in Pangasinan (January 25, 2014) OUR COUNTRY TODAY FACES AN UNPRECEDENTED ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS in no small measure caused by human neglect, greed, and indifference. We have witnessed with horror the aftermath of Ondoy, Sendong, Pablo, and super typhoon Yolanda. The Philippines is…

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[Urgent Appeal] Death threats against Mr. Arthur “Jun” Agarado Sapanghari, Jr. -THE OBSERVATORY

URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY Death threats against Mr. Arthur “Jun” Agarado Sapanghari, Jr. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Philippines. Description of the…

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[Urgent Appeal] Harassment of a Radio Broadcaster -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL January 28, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment of a Radio Broadcaster ISSUES: Human Rights Defender, Harassment and Intimidation ________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment case involving a human rights defender in the media sector. If you wish to make any inquiries…

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[Urgent Appeal] A Political Activist Threatened to be Killed by A Police Officer -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL January 14, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) A Political Activist Threatened to be Killed by A Police Officer ISSUES: Human Rights Defender; Harassment; Right to Peaceful Assembly _______________________________________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the conduct unbecoming of a police officer who threatened an activist…

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[Urgent Appeal] Harassment against a Student Human Rights Defender -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL January 13, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment against a Student Human Rights Defender ISSUES: Human Rights Defender; Harassment, Coercion and Intimidation; Student Rights and Welfare; Physical Injuries ________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment case involving a human rights defender in the…

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[Urgent Appeal] A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL November 12, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Harassment and Intimidation; Agrarian Reform; Land Grabbing ___________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the killing of a female human rights…