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Myanmar: Killing of Mr. O Moo

MMR 001 / 0418 / OBS 050 Killing Myanmar April 17, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Myanmar. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the …

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Philippines: 9 Lumad leaders face trumped-up charges in Bukidnon

Nine members of the Pigyayungaan organization in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon face trumped-up charges of frustrated murder, accusing them of an encounter between the 8th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in said town last year. “One of the accused is paralysed who is no longer even able to move …

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URGENT ALERT UPDATE: On the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

12 February 2018 Dear Friends, We urgently appeal for your support in calling for a stop to the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders and communities in the Cordillera, Philippines by State security forces of the dictatorial Duterte regime.  There is no let-up to the intensifying human rights violations since February 2017, where indigenous peoples …

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Philippines: Militarization shuts down schools, displaces families in Agusan del Sur; Evacuees complain of food blockade

Intensified militarization in the hinterland villages of Agusan del Sur forced alternative learning centers of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) to shut down ahead of regular closing schedules and compelled 21 Banwaon families from the villages of San Pedro, Binicalan and Mahagsay in San Luis town to flee. The evacuees, composed of 139 …

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URGENT ALERT: Stop the Attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

18 October 2017 We urgently seek your support against the waves of attacks against women activists in the Cordillera by the 7th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command. In the past three months, political persecution endangered the lives and security of women human rights defenders Sarah Abellon-Alikes, Sherry …

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