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Amnesty PH slams PDEA for seeking info on 'drug suspects' via Facebook

Jun 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to get tips on drug suspects through a Facebook page. Amnesty International Philippines hits the 'dangerous' move.

OPEN FOR TIPS. The 'Isumbong mo kay Wilkins' Facebook page. Rappler screenshot

Amnesty International Philippines calls 'to take action' after Maria Ressa's arrest

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The human rights group says if you 'think the trumped up charges against Maria Ressa is a form of harassment... Write to DOJ to express your concern'

Prone to abuse: State surveillance as a tool to silence critics

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy

Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

FIGHT. Jose Noel Olano, Section Director of Amnesty International Philippines, says freedom of expression now a battlefield in fight for human rights. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Wake up! Kian’s death shows us drug wars can’t be won

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Let s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs or that there s such a thing as a non violent war on drugs

Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

TO ICC. Accompanied by lawyer Jude Sabio, self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrenders at the Manila Police District on March 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Naked prisoners in Philippine jail cause uproar

Mar 02, 2017 - 4:58 PM

UPDATED The inmates of the Cebu provincial jail are woken before dawn on Tuesday February 28 herded into the jail s quadrangle and forced to strip while anti drug agents police and military searched their cells

NAKED PRISONERS. This handout from the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) taken on February 28, 2017 and released on March 2, 2017 shows naked inmates at the Cebu city jail sitting during a joint raid by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Cebu Police provincial office on illegal drugs and contrabands. Photo by Merlie Dacunos/Â Cebu Provincial Police Office / AFP

Duterte on AI report: Why would I pay police to kill?

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The President says police claiming they were paid to kill are corrupt police who pocketed intelligence funds intended for catching drug pushers

WAR VS CORRUPT POLICE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference at Malacañang Palace on January 29, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines

Duterte's threats alarm rights groups

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:08 PM

UPDATED Amnesty International Philippines is among a range of groups to speak out against the comments saying it is appalled by Duterte s statement against human rights campaigners

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a pile of documents containing names of government and police officials who are involved in illegal drug trade at a keynote address in Malacañang on November 28, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Lawmakers urged to reject revival of death penalty

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Amnesty International says bringing back the death penalty would be a major setback for human rights and would also be a violation of the Philippines obligations under international law

A shame for PH if death penalty is reimposed – groups

May 20, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Amnesty International for one points out that the Philippines was the first Asian country to abolish the death penalty and is a signatory to an international covenant

UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS. Amnesty International Philippines opposes president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to revive the death penalty. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Human rights sidelined in Philippine presidential race – Amnesty

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Amnesty International Philippines asked the 5 leading presidential bets for a copy of their human rights agenda but none complied