July 24, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, June 27th, 2014

Relatives commemorate Int’l Day Against Torture remembering the disappeared

“We cannot just sit back and allow such injustices to continue.”– Desaparecidos

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Military arrests another pregnant woman it accuses of being an NPA guerilla

“I have yet to read and know the details of the charges filed against me but I know that I was never involved in any crime that would make me end up here. I demand that they...

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Andrea Rosal asks court to dismiss charges

Erwin Rosales, one of the witnesses against Rosal, was the same witness used by the military against security guard Rolly Panesa who was eventually ordered released by the Court of Appeals after finding inconsistencies in the statements...

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Defense witnesses in abduction case of 2 UP students no show again

After the prosecution presented several eyewitnesses in the abduction of Karen and Sherlyn, the defense was given several opportunities to present their own witnesses. Not one has been presented since.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Benito and Wilma | A story of love and revolution

Their relationship was tempered by difficulties, hardships, living with risks, and the ups and downs of waging a revolution.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Wilma Austria, a woman, a student of history, a patriot, a revolutionary

“Why should one stop when a lot has to be done to attain radical change not only for Filipinos but for other exploited and oppressed peoples as well?”

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Benito Tiamzon, a worker, a true scholar of the people, a revolutionary at heart

“Happiness is in the revolution,” Benito said, smiling. “I could not think of any other life. There is no other way. The revolution is not a burden, an obligation I perform with a heavy heart. It comes...

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

How many years more? | Torture survivors urge Ombudsman to act on raps against military

“The cases, filed as early as 2008, have been gathering dust in the records of the Ombudsman, which has shown nary a hint of interest or resolve in investigating criminal and ethical violations by top military brass...

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andrea Rosal asks court to cite jail authorities in contempt

“They must answer for the treacherous and duplicitous manner in which they ferreted her out of the hospital while still recuperating from difficult labor and traumatic experience.”

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Lawyers of political activists to seek dismissal of Hilongos case

In their petition, defense lawyers argued that the Hilongos case is simply a recycled case maliciously filed with the sole motive of persecuting their clients.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Rights defenders bring Andrea Rosal’s case to United Nations

“The UN body holding sessions at Palais des Nations heard how Rosal did not receive proper, immediate and adequate maternal and pre-natal care due to the insensitivity and negligence of prison officials and guards, endured and continues...

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