4,000 Martial Law victims to get partial compensation in 2017

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:37 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and key Cabinet officials meet with Martial Law victims on ways to speed up the compensation of human rights victims of the Marcos regime

MEETING THE VICTIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) and Human Rights Victims Claims Board at Malacañang Palace on January 19, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

SC urged to cite Marcos family, military in contempt

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Petitioners ask the Supreme Court to compel the respondents to return all the public funds used for the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Marcos burial: 'We hold Duterte admin responsible'

Nov 18, 2016 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED Leftist groups condemn the secret burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

PROTESTING MARCOS BURIAL Protestors gather in front of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila to protest against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Myanmar court frees student activists after Suu Kyi pledge

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Suu Kyi says she will prioritize releasing activists – an issue laden with significance for herself and scores of MPs in her party once jailed for democracy activism The announcement does not specify a timeframe

INSEIN PRISON. Flowers are laid in front of the Insein prison signboard in Yangon, Myanmar, 08 April 2016. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

7 sectors set agenda for Senate bets in forum

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Representatives of the labor OFW farmers indigenous peoples detainees displaced persons and PWD sectors tell senatorial candidates what they expect from them should they win

AGENDA. Representatives from 7 marginalized sector of Philippine society present their agenda to 6 senatorial candidates. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

China’s defense, Martial Law torture, virtual reality | 12PM wRap

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:41 PM

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PH peasants to Pope: Help us regain our land

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Peasants urban poor representatives and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight

Tarlac inmates welcome Pope Francis: Don't forget us

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Inmates at the Tarlac provincial jail welcome Pope Francis ahead of his scheduled visit with an original song a dramatization of criminal rehabilitation and a prayer to speed up the resolution of their cases

Political prisoners to Francis: Hear our stories

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Political detainees as well as families of desaparecidos and victims of extrajudicial will send letters to the Pope

DISTRAUGHT DAUGHTER. Nikki Gamara, daughter of incarcerated NDF peace consultant Renante Gamara, writes her second letter to Pope Francis. She has erlier sent the pontiff an email.

Women Martial Law survivors to girls today: Understand the past

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Go beyond your mobile phones Facebook and Twitter Join the protests and understand the discussions Understand the people’s anger against the pork barrel and against corruption

White House defends release of Taliban detainees, Afghans upset

Jun 02, 2014 - 10:31 PM

The deal sparked revulsion among Afghans in those parts of the country traditionally opposed to the Islamists

BERGDAHL FAMILY. Bob Bergdahl (C) speaks about the release of his son Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as his wife Jani Bergdahl (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) look on, Washington, DC, USA, May 31, 2014. John Harrington/EPA

Syria frees 366 prisoners from Aleppo jail – SANA

Dec 13, 2013 - 9:01 PM

On humanitarian grounds over 350 detainees were freed by Syrian authorities on Friday December 13

Mos Def in reenacted force-feeding

Jul 12, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Actor rapper joins campaign against highly disputed military procedure

PROCEDURE. Mos Def presents reenactment of force-feeding. Screenshot from YouTube (The Guardian)

Faced with protests, Iraq frees hundreds of detainees

Jan 14, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Iraq PM apologised to detainees held without charge part of efforts to curb weeks of rallies by meeting key demands of protesters

Suicide underscores grim conditions at Guantanamo

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:38 PM

The suicide of a Guantanamo inmate underscores the grim reality for detainees held there for nearly 11 years without charge or trial with no end in sight to their imprisonment

As West hails Myanmar, dissidents await freedom

May 05, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Myanmar s political prisoners hope to be free while the West praises their country for its steps toward democracy