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UN expert, international groups demand junking of charges vs Karapatan, 2 other groups

“The perjury case brought by the government may also be a form of retaliation for the human rights activities of these local human rights defenders. We have seen in recent years that many defenders have been dragged before the courts, smeared, red tagged and murdered in the Philippines. This intimidation should stop immediately.”

‘Esperon’s complaint deflects on more fundamental matters’ – Karapatan

“National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s actions show that this government is indeed hell-bent on silencing its critics using the entire extent of its resources and through deliberately magnifying technicalities to veer the conversation away from the core issue of state-sponsored attacks by the Duterte government. ”

10 activists dead in 48 hours | Groups hold Duterte accountable for spate of killings

“We are facing perilous times when no one is safe.”