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Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

The 21-year-old agricultural economics student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA — The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. The annual report from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalization, and public stigmatization […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said on Saturday, April 7, that a monsignor who was a former advisor at its US embassy in Washington has been arrested on suspicion of watching child sex abuse. A Vatican statement said that an arrest warrant had been issued for Carlo Alberto Capella, which was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

OPINION | Jose Maria Sison: Duterte is top terrorist, setting up a fascist dictatorship

"Duterte´s bloodlust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Marijuana abuse linked to increased mayocardial infarction risk

Marijuana abuse was independently associated with an eye-opening doubled risk of acute MI in a large, retrospective, age-matched cohort study, as reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Douglas Slade ordered to pay five Filipinos 127,000 over abuse

Five Filipinos have won a damages fight against Douglas Slade, who they claim abused them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron. Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris Source link: Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse

A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club doesn’t regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse Source link: Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Tear gas, mass arrests as new yellow vest protests hit Paris

PARIS, France (UPDATED) – Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday, December 8 as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron. Shouts of "Macron, resign" mingled with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

When Felix Gallardo meets Pablo Escobar

SINGAPORE---We couldn't take our eyes off the screen when we began binge-watching "Narcos: Mexico," the latest season of the popular TV franchise on Netflix.       But, one of the show's biggest highlights doesn't take place in Guadalajara or in any of the three places---Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango---that constitute the so-called Mexican Golden Triangle.       After cleverly consolidating---and manipulating---the most powerful cartels in his country, enterprising drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, played by the transfixing Diego Luna, finds himself taking a "business trip" to Colombia and Nicaragua.     &nbs...Keep on reading: When Felix Gallardo meets Pablo Escobar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

US priest in Philippines arrested on charges of sex abuse | World News

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

US priest in Philippines arrested on charges of sex abuse

Manila, Philippines (AP) Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

US priest accused of abuse arrested in Philippines | Borneo Bulletin Online

MANILA (AFP) - An American Catholic priest wanted for allegedly abusing Filipino altar boys as young as seven has been arrested in the Philippines and now faces deportation, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

US priest in Philippines arrested on charges of sex abuse | World News | kulr8.com

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys

Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as ".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

U.S. priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Biliran

MANILA, Philippines –  An American Catholic priest wanted for allegedly sexually abusing Filipino altar boys as young as 7 has been arrested in the Philippines and now faces deportation, officials said Thursday, December 6. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, 77, was taken into custody on Wednesday, December 5, on the central island of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy, critics cry foul

LOS ANGELES: USA Gymnastics said on Wednesday it had filed for bankruptcy protection as the embattled governing body continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal….READ The post USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy, critics cry foul appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Militant solons decry harassment over child abuse raps

Two militant lawmakers denounced as “harassment” the child abuse charges filed against them in relation to the protest action held last October in this city which included the participation of minors......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

American priest nabbed for alleged sexual abuse of boys in Biliran - INQUIRER.net

American priest nabbed for alleged sexual abuse of boys in Biliran - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Davao City police files child abuse complaint vs Makabayan congressmen

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two progressive congressmen from the House Makabayan bloc are facing a child abuse complaint filed against them by the Davao City police. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao revealed this to reporters on Wednesday, December 5. According to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018