Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bulatlat: Rights worker in Visayas harassed by suspected military agents

Posted to the pro-CPP online "news" outlet, Bulatlat (Oct 30): Rights worker in Visayas harassed by suspected military agents

.... Human rights group Karapatan said this form of harassment on human rights workers is nothing new, especially with the implementation of the Aquino government’s counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan. Nevertheless it is still a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments of which the Philippines is a signatory. “This is a systematic effort on the part of the AFP to destroy the credibility of human rights workers,” said Abarrientos.... Karapatan also condemned the branding and labeling of human rights workers. “This false accusation that rights organizations are fronts of insurgent groups is putting the lives of our workers in danger,” said Abarrientos. “Instead of addressing the worsening human rights situation, the government claims that what human rights organizations are saying are plain propaganda,” he said....


1 comment:

  1. KARAPATAN is a CPP-linked human rights umbrella organization with chapters active nationwide. The group has played a leading role in pursuing alleged human rights violations by the Philippine military with the Commission on Human Rights.


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