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Ecumenical youth group decries arrest warrants against 2 environmental defenders 

The warrants, dated February 2, 2024, are in connection with charges of oral defamation filed by the Department of Justice in December 2023

Groups praise SC’s protective writs to 2 environmental activists 

The Supreme Court said that the activists had established that there were violations or threats to their “life, liberty, and security.” 

Envi activists dismay over charges of grave oral defamation

"It is dismaying that the institution from whom people are supposed to seek help has become an instrument of oppression and spreading lies"

Kalikasan condemns DOJ’s decision to charge abducted activists for defamation

“It is outrageous for the DOJ to come out with a decision that essentially legitimizes the continued attacks against environmental defenders"

Jonila and Jhed’s case reaches UN, rights defenders announce

The group emphasized the injustices suffered by civilians under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, citing at least 15 terrorism-related cases

Marcos Jr. urged to investigate ‘abduction’ of environmental defenders, political activists

Human rights groups challenged President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to conduct an investigation into the alleged abduction and enforced disappearances of activists. The groups made the...

Environmental defenders reveal they were ‘abducted’ 

"The truth is, we were abducted by the military. We were forced to surrender because they threatened our lives," said Castro

‘State agents may be involved in the abduction of 2 envi...

It noted that authorities seemed to be “focused on investigating the victims’ background rather than helping to resolve the disappearance"

Faith-based group joins calls to surface missing environmental defenders

“The pattern of abductions of environmental defenders... is deeply alarming and demands urgent attention from authorities"

BALIK-TANAW: Bearing witness to truth

The nature of truth is that it always belongs to the people who suffer and not the powerful... Truth is allowing suffering to speak.

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