Tags: trumped-up charges vs. activists

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the warrant that was used to arrest him.” – Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan-Caraga

PRESS RELEASE 24 June 2011 MANILA — Workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned the revival of trumped-up charges against its legal counsel and 71 other activists mainly from the Southern Tagalog region in a picket held today in front of the Regional Trial Court in San Pablo, Laguna, saying the revival is…