“Only cowards are afraid of dissent.”
Category: Human Rights
Both UN experts called on everyone to denounce governments’ failure to respond to the needs of the people in the time of the pandemic.
“Politicians must be told that by keeping political prisoners in prison, they are making the fight against the virus more difficult.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — A United Nations official urged governments anew to release all political prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a webinar organized by Ecuvoice on May 29, UN…
The National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL), counsel for Anakbayan, lambasted the NTF-ELCAC “for capitalizing on a familial conflict and turning it into a witch-hunt for members of Anakbayan and the Kabataan Partylist, which are legitimate organizations advancing the Filipino youth’s aspirations for national democracy.”
On the same day that Kadamay Secretary General Carlito Badion was killed, members of urban poor groups in Rizal province were summoned by the military to clear their names from the list of alleged communists.
“The legislation can be used to violate people rights in the same way the Bayanihan Act was used for mass arrests of ECQ [enhanced community quarantine] violators. Only the anti-terror law is 100x worse.”
“Badion championed the cause of the homeless and the informally settled. He was instrumental in Kadamay’s housing occupation campaigns and community barricades against demolition.”
“He is a jolly person, always on the go. He was full of energy and loves to mingle with everyone.”
“This chain of death is precisely the reason which we families of prisoners sought to avert with our petition to release vulnerable prisoners in order to save human life.”
“With the trail of killings, illegal arrest and detention, and other criminal acts committed in the course of the implementation of the local synchronized enhanced management of police operations (SEMPO) in Negros, which were committed under his purview, he is in no way ‘good and honest.’ ”
“It is a rule in criminal law that before a person is detained it must be clear to the law that such an act is prohibited and imprisonment is imposed.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Persons without quarantine passes, those with no face masks and netizens posting threats against the President were…