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The Philippines: Duterte admin has seen more lawyers killed than previous presidents – NUPL

26/04/21

More lawyers were killed during Duterte’s tenure than under previous presidents, said the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL).

According to a report released Monday, over 50 lawyers were killed under the Duterte administration.

The attack on lawyers increased from one death during President Joseph Estrada’s term to 21 during President Benigno Aquino III’s term and 45 during President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s term.

In the time of President Ferdinand Marcos and President Corazon Aquino, only four lawyers were attacked, while none during the presidency of Fidel Ramos.

In a span of 10 years between 2011 and 2021, NUPL recorded 176 attacks with 73 deaths.

From the 73 killings, exactly 54 happened during the Duterte administration, NUPL said.

“Since he began his term, there has been an average of 11 killings per year or almost one per month. Most of these killings appear to be unresolved to date,” the report stated.

The year with the most lawyers killed was 2018, with 16 deaths. Two judges and two prosecutors were also killed.

The biggest chunk of the attacks in 10 years, or 53 percent, was human rights-related. This means that these lawyers handled unionists, activists, political prisoners. Most of these lawyers were advocates, and most belong to organizations such as NUPL, Free Legal Assistance Group, and Public Interest Law Center.

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https://www.rappler.com/nation/new-data-attacks-vs-lawyers-surge-duterte-administration

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/04/26/2093936/nupl-steady-increase-work-related-attacks-lawyers-2016

https://prwcinfo.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/an-open-letter-to-judge-jeaneth-gaminde-san-joaquin-and-other-members-of-the-bench-and-the-bar-2/

Venezuela: Detenido por motivos desconocidos dirigente político y defensor de los DDHH Orlando Moreno

25/04/21

Orlando Moreno, dirigente político de Vente Venezuela y activista de los derechos humanos, fue detenido en horas del mediodía de este domingo 25 de abril,  por funcionarios de un órgano de seguridad del Estado.

Moreno se encontraba en las cercanías del área del paseo malecón Manamo de Tucupita, correspondiente al puerto del destacamento de Vigilancia Fluvial 911, cuyo acceso es restringido, cuando fue conminado a abordar una unidad del Cicpc, destinada a traslados y patrullaje.

Según testigos, el dirigente habría acudido en defensa de una persona a la que no le permitían fotos del procedimiento adelantado para recibir los cuerpos sin vida de tres personas, que viajaban en el bote siniestrado la madrugada del pasado jueves 22A.

Ante el presunto intento de retenerle el teléfono empleado como cámara, Moreno habría esgrimido sus credenciales de abogado e integrante del Foro Penal de Venezuela, manifestando que no podían impedir que el ciudadano cubriera gráficamente la actividad.

Posteriormente, en medio del fragor de la discusión, se le solicitó abordar la unidad, lo que hizo.

No se conoce el asunto de fondo, tampoco la determinación que hayan podido tomar las autoridades.

El caso ha reverberado en el ámbito nacional donde connotados activistas políticos y miembros de ONG’s advierten sobre su detención, exigiendo la liberación inmediata.

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https://maduradas.com/arbitrario-cicpc-detiene-defensor-ddhh-cuando-tomaba-testimonio-familiares-las-victimas-del-mas-reciente-naufragio/