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Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Senator Leila de Lima Detained on Politically Motivated Drug Charges New York, February 24, 2017 – The arrest of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima on politically motivated charges signifies the…

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ Kills Thousands New York, January 12, 2017 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has initiated a “war on drugs” in which police and “unidentified gunmen” have killed…

Int’l community condemns assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

Int’l community condemns assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

BEIJING, 20Dec2016 (PNA/Xinhua) — The international community has voiced condemnation of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, and their determination to fight against terrorism. The incident…

Duterte Should Disavow Threat to Lawyers

Duterte Should Disavow Threat to Lawyers

Drug Suspects’ Legal Counsel Latest Target in Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ New York, December 13, 2016 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should disavow his threat to target the lawyers of alleged…

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK, USA, (September 16, 2016) The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights…

ICRC appeals for donors to raise USD 115M to meet funding needs for conflict victims

ICRC appeals for donors to raise USD 115M to meet funding needs for conflict victims

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, has asked the media world-wide to help increase public awareness…

Human Rights Watch finds alarming Filipinos’ open receptiveness to Duterte’s “advocacy on drug killings “   

Human Rights Watch finds alarming Filipinos’ open receptiveness to Duterte’s “advocacy on drug killings “   

By Phelim Kine Deputy Asia Director Human Rights Watch NEW YORK, USA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed Monday (August 22) at a Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings the shocking human…

New York-based Human Rights Watch, 300-NGO consortium blow whistle before UN on Manila drug killing surge

New York-based Human Rights Watch, 300-NGO consortium blow whistle before UN on Manila drug killing surge

NEW YORK (August 2, 2016) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) should urgently condemn the alarming surge in killings of…

Human Rights Watch eyes closely Philippine Senate, HR body to probe drug-related killings surge

Human Rights Watch eyes closely Philippine Senate, HR body to probe drug-related killings surge

By Phelim Kine Deputy Director Human Rights Watch NEW YORK, USA – The Philippine Senate and the official Commission on Human Rights (CHR) are undertaking what the new administration and…

NDFP, Duterte peace teams begin “informal” talks in Oslo, Norway

NDFP, Duterte peace teams begin “informal” talks in Oslo, Norway

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines, 15June2016 – The much-anticipated preliminary talks between representatives of the incoming Duterte government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines…

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