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[Urgent Appeal] A union member of the Albay Labor Employees Organization (ALEO) was illegally arrested and harassed by police authorities in Albay Province. -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL August 28, 2014 (Philippines) A union member of the Albay Labor Employees Organization (ALEO) was illegally arrested and harassed by police authorities in Albay Province. Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the arbitrary arrest and harassment by the police against a member…

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[Urgent Appeal] False charges were filed against two (2) labour leaders after they held a picket protest condemning the unfair labor practices of a supposed workers’ cooperative.

URGENT APPEAL August 27, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) False charges were filed against two (2) labour leaders after they held a picket protest condemning the unfair labor practices of a supposed workers’ cooperative. Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment done by officers of a…

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[Urgent Appeal] Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave April 16, 2014 ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-052-2014 16 April 2014 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave ISSUES: Extra-judicial killings; Indigenous people —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)…

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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…

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[Urgent Appeal] Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-129-2013 8 October 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur ISSUES: Threats and intimidation; human rights defenders —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that an activist in Davao del Sur is facing threats.…

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[Urgent Appeal] Delay in the trial of an activist whom police tortured and falsely charged with illegal drugs eight years ago -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Delay in the trial of an activist whom police tortured and falsely charged with illegal drugs eight years ago ISSUES: Fabrication of charges; torture; human rights defender; prosecution system; 13 August 2013 Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that the trial of an activist whom the policemen tortured and…

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[Urgent Appeal] Arbitrary arrest of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and a member of OMCT General Assembly

Bangladesh: Arbitrary arrest of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and a member of OMCT General Assembly BGD 001 / 0813 / OBS 074 Arbitrary arrest Bangladesh August 10, 2013 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for…

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[Urgent Appeal] Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 24, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III Issues: Violent Dispersal; Harassment and Intimidation; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize; Physical Injuries; Command Responsibility ________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,…

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[Urgent Appeal] Extrajudicial Killing of Human Rights Defender Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL: Extrajudicial Killing of Human Rights Defender Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin Dear Friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the killing of a human rights defender, Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, Sr. on July 2, 2013 at his home in Maharlika Village, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, Philippines by an unknown person. Petalcorin…

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[Urgent Appeal] Soldiers prevent displaced indigenous villagers from access to their farms -AHRC

23 May 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Soldiers prevent displaced indigenous villagers from access to their farms ISSUES: Indigenous people; victims’ assistance & protection; internally displaced persons Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that soldiers are harassing and preventing indigenous villagers, who were displaced en masse last month due to an armed…