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Urgent Action: End attacks against human rights defenders

On 22 April, Cristina Palabay of Philippines-based human rights alliance Karapatan, received a text message from an unidentified person warning her and several others that they are targeted to be killed this year. Hours earlier, Karapatan member Bernardino Patigas was shot dead in Escalante City, Negros Occidental. He is the second human rights defender killed who was on a ‘hit list’ released in 2018. The killing of Patigas and the threats against Palabay come amid increasing risks for human rights defenders in the country.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Filipino to:


Police General 
Oscar Albayalde
Chief, Philippine National Police
National Headquarters Building
Camp BGen Rafael Crame, Quezon City
1111 Philippines
Fax: +632 724 8749
Salutation: Dear General Albayalde


And copies to: 

Menardo I. Guevarra 
Department of Justice 
DOJ Building, Padre Faura Street, 
Ermita, Manila 
1000 Philippines 
(+632) 523 8482 to 98 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ANTONIO MANUEL LAGDAMEO Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines 6-11 Suffolk Street SW1Y 4HG Tel: 020 7451 1780 Fax: 020 7930 9787

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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