September 01, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


Thursday, August 14th, 2014

UN, intl rights group welcome Palparan’s arrest

“The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks a rare challenge to the country’s rampant impunity, which the government of President Benigno Aquino III has failed to adequately address,” Carlos Conde, Human Rights Watch

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Palparan’s biggest mistake | ‘He should have never let me live,’ says torture victim

His eyewitness account, lauded by the Supreme Court for being clear, categorical, consistent and credible, served as among the evidences that led to the filing of charges of two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

No special treatment | Groups want Palparan in regular jail

“With boundless hope and bated breath, may justice find its place amidst tragedy and the many lives that have been snatched, futures destroyed and agonizing years that have passed.”– Edre Olalia, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Trail of Blood: Following Army Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr.

A look at the previous stories -- the earliest were written in 2003 -- show that Palparan has left a trail of blood in areas where he had been assigned – Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon and...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Palparan arrested; Mothers cry for justice

“I am in tears. I hope that justice would be served and that they would now surface Karen and Sherlyn.” Connie Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Freed on bail: Kim Gargar describes life in jail as teacher, scientist, political detainee

In the press conference, the Free Kim Gargar (FKG) Alliance also reiterated that while Kim’s colleagues, family and friends are welcoming his release on bail, demands for the court to drop all trumped-up charges against Kim still...

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...

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