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PHILIPPINES: Farmer activists falsely charged with possession of illegal drug

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the illegal arrest of four farmer activists, and the planting of drugs in their homes in Bulacan. The farmers are invol...

PHILIPPINES: Stop Surveillance and Harassment of human rights defender and community organizer Glacy Macabale 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines (DJP), a social movement working to promote the human rights of the urban poor in Manila, ab...

PHILIPPINES: Drug-related killings must stop and the perpetrators should be held accountable

A Statement from Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (KARAPATAN) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission. Karapatan today joined RISE UP!, a campaign initiated by faith-based ...

PHILIPPINES: Urgent call for support: free all political prisoners!

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (KARAPATAN) For more information, please contact: Cristina...

WORLD/PHILIPPINES: Stop the killings! End impunity! Human rights for all!

A Statement from Network Against Killings in the Philippines (NAKPhilippines) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission There has been an epidemic of summary killings and extrajudicial executions...

PHILIPPINES: Network Against Drug War Killings Urges Probe, Fears Gov’t Cover-Up

A Press Release from Network Against Killings in the Philippines (NAKPhilippines) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). NAKPhilippines Says Duterte Has Brought Human Rights Crisis to ...

PHILIPPINES: Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines continues!

A Statement from the International Peace Observers Network (IPON) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission. The International Peace Observers Network (IPON) expresses its deep concern about the ...

PHILIPPINES: Human rights defender shot dead in Talisay, Cebu

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that a human rights defender in Talisay, Cebu was killed by an unidentified man. Before the shooting, the rights def...

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous leader killed, for anti-mining advocacy

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the killing of an indigenous leader while on his way home in Compostela province. A week before the incident, the victi...

PHILIPPINES: Statement of Support of the World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region to the Ongoing Peace Negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines

A Statement from World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God....

PHILIPPINES: LENIDO LUMANOG’S LASTING LEGAL LEGACY

LENIDO LUMANOG or “LEN” for short, the leading figure of the so-called “ABADILLA 5,” was buried on 15 September 2016. He died on 6 September 2016 at the National Kidney and Transplant Institut...

PHILIPPINES: Police falsely implicate persons in drug charges to boost image

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the police’s torture and planting of evidence on suspected drug users and sellers in General Santos City. The police ...

PHILIPPINES: Failed justice system cause for extrajudicial killings

The extraordinary measures taken by the newly appointed President of the Philippines, to allow the killing of persons involved in the drugs trade and notorious criminals, has received global attention...

PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous farmers killed for asserting their right to ancestral land in Bukidnon

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that three Lumad farmers were killed, while another three were wounded, including a 15-year-old girl. Lumad refers t...

PHILIPPINES: DEFEND OUR LIFE, PROTECT OUR DIGNITY STOP THE KILLINGS!

“Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and who write oppressive decrees, depriving the poor of justice, robbing the weakest of my people of their rights.” (Isaiah 10:1) Inspired by the te...

PHILIPPINES: Human rights defender killed in Bataan due to her resistance to open coal storage

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that a human rights defender in Bataan, Philippines was killed by unidentified men in front of her relatives. Last...

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous villagers flee their home due to militarization

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the continued harassment of the Lumad community by members of the 58th Infantry Battalion in Lagonglong, Misamis Orient...

PHILIPPINES: Private security guards harass indigenous Lumads for land

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the harassment of the members of the TINDOGA (Tribal Indigenous Oppressed Group Association), a Lumad organization, by ...

AHRC TV: JUST ASIA, Episode 128

This week’s episode of Just Asia focuses on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. June 26 is marked around the world to speak out against the heinous crime of torture and to stand ...

PHILIPPINES: Hundreds of Talaandig residents evacuated their homes

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the continued harassment and killings of the Talaandig ethnic tribe in Agusan del Sur. As a result, hundreds of residen...