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Activists condemn human rights violations under Duterte

Thousands of activists slammed continuing human rights violations under the Rodrigo Duterte administration in rallies on International HUman Rights Day last Friday.

In Manila, the main rally led by Karapatan said Duterte is not serious in giving justice to victims of rights violations.

Instead, the activists said Duterte buried the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a hero and led the so-called war on drugs that have killed an average of 1,000 every month in his more than five months as president.

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Cases to be filed at the International People’s Tribunal (IPT)

The International People’s Tribunal (IPT) on Crimes against the Filipino People by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III and the US Government represented by Pres. Barack Obama is convening on July 16-18, 2015 in Washington, DC at the behest of victims of rights violations. At its public launching in U.P. Diliman, Karapatan Secretary-General Cristina Palabay presents the cases to be filed. The IPT is convened by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the US-based National Lawyers Guild (NLG), International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), and IBON International.