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Urgent action: Human rights defenders face brutal crackdown

On 22 April, Cristina Palabay of Philippines-based human rights alliance Karapatan received a text message from an unidentified person, sent to her personal number, warning her and several other individuals that they are targeted to be killed this year. Amid the threats against Palabay, on 30 May the Supreme Court directed the government to give access to information of Palabay and other human rights defenders in hope to protect their right to life, liberty and security.

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 Gen Rafael Crame, Quezon City
1111 Philippines
Fax: +632 724 8749
Email: / /  
Salutation: Dear General Albayalde


And copies to:

Menardo I. Guevarra 
Department of Justice 
DOJ Building, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila 
1000 Philippines 
Tel: (+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 020 7451 1780 Fax: 020 7930 9787

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

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