April 16, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rebel’s kin slam military’s breach of humanitarian law

“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and the police and ended up dead while in their custody, we are determined to fight for justice.” ˆGene Campaner, brother...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

‘Tedious legal proceedings contribute to impunity’ – human rights lawyers

“Legal proceedings are expensive and inaccessible to the poor while constitutional rights have remained ‘paper rights’ and international treaties on human rights as ‘lip service.’ – National Union of People’s Lawyers

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Satur, others appeal SC order on Arroyo-era charges

The petitioners maintained that public prosecutor Rosulo Vivero committed “prosecutorial misconduct when he knowingly used recycled and falsified evidence as basis to file multiple murder charges.”

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Youth activist killed with father, brother in Abra

Freddie Ligiw was supposed to meet with human rights groups to narrate how he was forcibly used as a guide by soldiers from the 41st IBPA of the AFP when he went missing. The bodies of...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Martial law victim scarred for life

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Almost three decades after suffering from heavy torture in the hands of state military forces, Ramon Dammay is still in pain. Ramon, now in his early 50s, was among...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Isabela farmer abducted

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL? Northern Dispatch LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A farmer from Roxas, Isabela was abducted by armed men who introduced themselves as agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) along the highway at the boundary...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

6 killings in 6 weeks | Group to report human rights situation in PH at UN

“The human rights situation under the Aquino administration is as worrisome as the situation during the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Perpetrators from state security forces are not being held accountable for their crimes, and much worse, they get juicy...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lawyers group condemns harassment of colleagues in Bicol

The NUPL vowed to file countercharges against the police “to teach them a lesson that they are supposed to be law enforcers and should respect the rights of citizens.”

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

US report on rights situation in the Philippines ‘hypocritical,’ says rights group

“It is image building. The US government is trying to soften its image among Filipinos and also in the international community as it prepares for an increased and permanent presence in the Philippines for its vaunted Asian...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Government prosecutors to pursue case vs. union organizers

Randy Vegas and Raul Camposano are organizers of government employees under Courage and yet they are to be charged in court because of accusations that they participated in two ambuscades of the New People’s Army – one...

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Victims of martial law form People’s Claims Board

“The appointment of a PC relic to head the claims board is not only a grievous insult to the struggle against martial law but is also a shameless denial of the ideals of asserting freedom...

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