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3 U.N. special rapporteurs to probe violations vs De Lima

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:21 PM

(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Council asks the Philippine government to immediately free Senator Leila de Lima

Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, August 2, 2018 arrives at the Quezon City RTC to attend hearing on her disobedience to summons case filed against her by former justice committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali . Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Somalia pressed over media freedom, journalist death toll

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

A United Nations report says a total of 30 journalists were killed in Somalia between August 2012 and June 2016

United Nations soldiers secure a partially-crumbled perimeter wall following twin car bombings outside the UN's office in Mogadishu on July 26, 2016.  At least 13 people were killed on July 26 in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

Angry Assange starts 5th year cooped in London embassy

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:40 AM

3rd UPDATE Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are set to hold events in several cities across the globe

Designer Vivienne Westwood wears a tee-shirt reading "I am Julian Assange" as she walks the runway at the end of her show during the Men's Spring - Summer 2017 fashion shows, on June 19, 2016 in Milan. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, an occasion his supporters were to mark with events celebrating whistleblowers. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

WikiLeaks founder Assange should walk free: UN panel

Feb 05, 2016 - 4:39 PM

4th UPDATE But Britain and Sweden quickly dismiss the non binding opinion of a UN panel which said the detention of Julian Assange should be brought to an end

'ARBITRARILY DETAINED.' A supporter of Julian Assange holds a placard outside the Ecuadorian embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been for 3 years, in London, Britain, June 19 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

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Feb 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Should I prevail and the state parties be found to have acted unlawfully I expect the immediate return of my passport and the termination of further attempts to arrest me says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

File photo by Gian Paul Lozza/AFP/Sunshine Press Productions

Ecuador president hails UN Assange ruling

Feb 05, 2016 - 9:05 AM

But the British government says it would have to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the embassy as long as a European arrest warrant is in force

ILLEGAL DETENTION. In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gives a thumbs up prior to delivering a statement on the balcony inside the Ecuador Embassy where he has sought political asylum in London, Britain. File photo by Kerim Okten/EPA

UN panel rules Assange's detention illegal – Sweden

Feb 04, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Rulings by the UN group are not legally binding though the Justice for Assange group claims its rulings influenced the release of Myanmar s Aung San Suu Kyi and Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian among others

THE EMBASSY. Two police officers stand outside the Ecuadorian embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up, in London on February 4, 2016. Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/AFP

Palace to UN body: Only PH courts can decide on Gloria Arroyo

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:24 AM

The Philippine government or any international body for that matter cannot interfere nor influence the course of an independent judicial proceeding says Malacañang

DUE PROCESS FOR GMA. Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been accorded due process. File photo by Rodolfo Manabat/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Arroyo misinformed UN, Amal Clooney –rights group

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Karapatan reminds the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of alleged human rights violations of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

UN confirms receiving Arroyo rights case

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the case is now with its Working Group on Involuntary and Arbitrary Detention

ARROYO'S LAWYER. In her profile at the Columbia Law School website, Clooney lists Arroyo as her client, calling her detention 'unfair.' File photo by Candice Imbert/EPA/Council of Europe