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‘200 women in black’ ask Pope Francis to speak on human rights violations * Latest Posts Human Rights News in Pictures 

‘200 women in black’ ask Pope Francis to speak on human rights violations

MANILA — It has been two years since Willem Geertman, a Dutch missionary, was killed. Yet, his fiancee Maria Aurora Santiago said it remains unclear who were behind the brutal killing. If she will have the chance to speak to Pope Francis, she would tell him, “Willem is no criminal and did not deserve such death. He fought for our rights. Yet, until now, we do not know who ordered his killing.” Geertman, executive director of Alay Bayan Luzon Inc., was shot dead on July 3, 2012, in front of…

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On 40th anniversary of martial law, groups slam continuing repression * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

On 40th anniversary of martial law, groups slam continuing repression

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The poor are still poor, exploited and oppressed. Today, social justice remains elusive, and the culture of impunity prevails, like it was under martial law.” – Karapatan

Sidebar: Aquino urged to indemnify victims, free all political prisoners

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Victims of rights violations disappointed over promotion of military officials * Latest Posts Human Rights - Front Other Stories 

Victims of rights violations disappointed over promotion of military officials

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Despite opposition from victims of human rights violations, Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia’s promotion was still recommended by the Commission on Appointments (CA) last Wednesday, Sept. 19. Appearing before the deliberation of the Ad Interim appointments/reappointments of the 106 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Dr. Alexis Montes, together with representatives from health groups and human rights organizations, urged the CA to reject the Segovia’s promotion. Montes is one of the 43 health workers, also called as the Morong 43, who…

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Lies, terror and violence in Aquino’s third SONA * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

Lies, terror and violence in Aquino’s third SONA

With his two years of presidency and three State of the Nation Address (SONA), Pres. Noynoy Aquino has peddled lies on the situation of human rights in the Philippines. He has been, in fact, inflicting terror and violence against the Filipino people. The second year of the Aquino administration is being punctuated with shamelessly deceptive slogans on economic development and human rights to prop up the administration’s image especially in the international community. But it is clear that the Filipino people have seen the truth behind the cacophony of these…

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Amid killings, attacks, UN experts urge Philippines to protect rights defenders * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

Amid killings, attacks, UN experts urge Philippines to protect rights defenders

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The UN experts urged the authorities to carry out prompt, impartial and independent investigations into the growing number of threats and killings of rights defenders to hold perpetrators to account and to fight impunity.

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