[Statement] Karapatan assails possible release of convicted criminal Sanchez amid widespread illegal arrests of political prisoners -Karapatan

Rights group Karapatan vehemently condemns the possible release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez. Sanchez, a former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, made headlines when he and his henchmen were convicted on 1995, on seven counts of rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta, and the killing of her boyfriend Allan Gomez in 1993. The decision…

[From the web] Rights group lauds people-driven initiatives in the US to decry rights violations in PH -KARAPATAN

Karapatan today lauded various initiatives in the US by solidarity groups and Filipino organizations to condemn human rights violations in the Philippines. Among the outcomes of which include the recent resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the legislative body within the city and county government in California, condemning the Duterte administration’s war on…

[Urgent Alert] Karapatan condemns the extrajudicial killing of Escalante City councilor and human rights worker Bernardino “Toto” Patigas

URGENT ALERT: Karapatan condemns the extrajudicial killing of Escalante City councilor and human rights worker Bernardino “Toto” Patigas, 72, today, April 22, 2019. He is the 48th Karapatan worker killed in the course of his human rights advocacy. Tay Toto, as he is fondly called, was a human rights worker of the North Negros Alliance…

[Appeal] KARAPATAN’s open letter on the recent cyber-attack against its website

KARAPATAN’s open letter on the recent cyber-attack against its website Dear friends and colleagues, Karapatan’s website http://www.karapatan.org has been inaccessible since January 20, 2019. We were careful not to automatically attribute this problem to a possible cyber attack against our web page. However, after much troubleshooting, our website continued to receive an abnormal load of…

[Press release] On Earth Day: “Remember those who have reunited with the earth” Victims organization cry justice for slain environmental activists – Hustisya

Source: One Palawan Facebook Account AS THEY JOIN the Earth Day activities today, victims organization Hustisya called to “remember those who have reunited with the earth,” as they cried for justice for slain environmental activists. “While Earth Day is a venue to discuss and address environmental concerns, we should not forget the environmental activists who…