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Justice for Atty. Mia Mascariñas-Green, Justice for all slain environmental rights defenders!

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), an alliance of human rights organizations in the Philippines, condemn the killing of environmental rights defender and lawyer, Atty. Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green, last Wednesday, February 15, in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Based on reports, Atty. Mia, 49, died of bullet wounds in the head and body. Her children, one aged 9 and her two-year-old twins, were unharmed but they were shocked and shaken.

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Plans to reinstate the death penalty must be abandoned

(Paris, Manila) Philippine parliamentarians must shelve proposed draft legislation aimed at reinstating the death penalty in the country’s legal system, FIDH and its member organization Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) urged today. The Philippines abolished capital punishment for all crimes in 2006.

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iDEFEND calls for Locsin’s resignation from UN post

Following global condemnation of President Duterte’s claim to follow in Hitler’s example which forced the President to do another vague “clarification”, the new Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations is not wasting any time defending those awful words by citing that German Nazis did many things right, and asking the people to look beyond the holocaust.

Duterte clearly approved the slaughter of 3 million Jews in his address to media last week. A thousand apologies will never remedy this atrocious statement. Moreover, to recommend the extermination of suspected drug users and criminals in order to save future generations of Filipinos not only compared an entire race to criminals, but still reflected the same belief that Germany’s mass murderer espoused.

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Investigate the Killings, Stop the Impunity

iDEFEND (In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement) condemns in the strongest terms the killing of former union president of R&E Taxi Edilberto Miralles , who was gunned down in front of the National Labor and Relations Commission (NLRC) office in Quezon City before noon on September 23.

The group called for the Commission on Human Rights to step in and investigate the death of Miralles along with other extra-judicial killings whose perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice.

The death of Miralles comes after that of Orlando Abangan, another labor leader from Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) from Talisay, Cebu, who was gunned down by a lone gunman last September 17. Climate justice and anti-coal advocate Gloria Capitan was similarly gunned down by unknown assailants last July 1 in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan., the first day President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.

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