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‘Vicious’| Groups condemn arrest warrant for 15 activists aiding Lumad evacuees * Latest Posts Human Rights Top Stories 

‘Vicious’| Groups condemn arrest warrant for 15 activists aiding Lumad evacuees

“We call on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately put an end to the political repression and persecution of human rights defenders.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA – An alliance of children’s rights advocate groups is calling on President Duterte to step in on the continued harassment on progressive leaders and members, especially with the issuance of an arrest order for 15 progressives just before Aquino stepped down from office. The Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns denounced the arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court branch 10 Judge Retrina…

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‘Release of political prisoners to show Duterte’s commitment to peace talks’ – Tiamzons * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

‘Release of political prisoners to show Duterte’s commitment to peace talks’ – Tiamzons

Duterte’s recognition and respect for these previously-signed agreements has opened doors for both the resumption of peace talks and the release of political prisoners through peace talks.”

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10 years | UP students, human rights groups call for justice for 2 missing students * Latest Posts Human Rights News in Pictures 

10 years | UP students, human rights groups call for justice for 2 missing students

MANILA – Various groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) called for justice on June 24 as they commemorated the tenth year of disappearance of former students and youth activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. UP students, kin and human rights group Karapatan held a cultural protest at the Palma Hall lobby in UP Diliman. The two were abducted by soldiers on June 26, 2006 along with peasant Manuel Merino in San Miguel village, Hagonoy, Bulacan province. The victims’ mothers, Concepcion Empeño and Erlinda Cadapan expressed outrage at the…

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Palparan enters no plea in Manalo brothers kidnapping * Latest Posts Breaking News Human Rights Human Rights - Front 

Palparan enters no plea in Manalo brothers kidnapping

“This case was filed in 2008 and it is only now that it is progressing. But I am not completely happy, with the absence of all accused Cafgu members, and the fact that Palparan is not yet back at the Bulacan provincial jail.” — — torture victim Raymond Manalo

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