[Statement] On the brutal killing of Cebuano lawyer-activist Rex Fernandez | SANLAKAS
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐲. 𝐑𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐳
Sanlakas vehemently condemns the brutal killing of Cebuano lawyer-activist Rex Fernandez.
To date, Fernandez is the 64th lawyer assassinated under President Rodrigo Duterte, himself a lawyer. Human rights defenders, among them lawyers, have been defenseless targets of murderers who remain at large. Their fault lies in their vigilance and persistence in defending the poor and marginalized as well as being active in causes for social change. The unabated killings make more evident the complicity of the Duterte Government in both encouraging attacks on human rights defenders and failing to exact justice from perpetrators.
The message is clear: under Duterte, no one is safe.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐦𝐞.
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