August 21, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, August 11th, 2014

Activists call for release of two UP alumni nabbed in Nueva Ecija

The PNP should be accountable for their illegal arrest and detention. We demand for their immediate release.” – Hustisya

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Tiamzon couple appeals decision denying their motion to dismiss case

Citing several Supreme Court decisions, the lawyers argued that the charge of rebellion proscribes the filing of other offenses committed in furtherance of or in connection with rebellion.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

SONA protesters charge police with human rights violations

“While BS Aquino is harping on his false achievements, it is at the same time whipping its stick on the people who are expressing discontent amid poverty, corruption, unemployment and injustices.” – Cristina Palabay, Karapatan

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Lawyers of high profile activists urge court to junk multiple murder raps

The defense lawyers from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) pointed out that the Hilongos case is a recycled case, which was maliciously filed with the sole motive of persecuting...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Scientist Kim Gargar out on bail

DAVAO — Former UP Professor Kim Gargar was released from Baganga Town Jail, Davao Oriental after his family and friends posted bail last Friday (August 1). Gargar was detained for almost a year. He was arrested by...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Arrested SONA protesters are Cory land beneficiaries

Dr. Ma. Luisa Garcia, 46, and Rosita Labarez, 57, president and vice-president of the Controlled Economic Zone Federation, Inc. (Cezfed), were leading residents of Barangay Holy Spirit to protest the impending bidding of the 13-hectare residential area,...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

‘Are they going to wipe out my family?’

Seven years after soldiers killed his daughter, peasant-turned-activist Gregorio Galacio was killed by suspected military men at dawn on July 19.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

‘Not just Gigi Reyes, give hospital care to ailing political detainees’

“If such ailments were the bases for Reyes’ hospitalization, then 50 ailing political prisoners should be accorded the same.- Selda

Friday, July 11th, 2014

HR claims board virtually ‘disenfranchises’ Martial Law victims

“Do the members of the claims board understand that it was martial law, when military power took over civilian institutions? How do you expect victims, many of whom are farmers and ordinary people, to acquire such documents?...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Activist gunned down in Bicol | ‘An Army soldier shot me’

Peasant leader Edgardo Lopez of the Bicol Coconut Planters Association is the 50th victim of extrajudicial killing in the region alone under President Aquino.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Court junks kidnapping, murder charges vs. Andrea Rosal

“How tragic to have Andrea arrested, detained, and have lost a baby daughter over false, trumped up, malicious charges, which the Pasig Court correctly struck down with prejudice.” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

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