April 21, 2018
Reference: Cristina Palabay, Secretary General, 0917-3162831
Karapatan Public Information Desk, 0918-9790580
Trump and Duterte, hands off rights defenders! – Karapatan
Speaking at a press conference on April 21, 2018, Moro rights activist Jerome Succor Aba who was detained fro 28 hours and subjected to torture by the US Homeland Security, along with Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox who was also detained for nearly 24 hours by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), shared their experiences with regard to repressive immigration laws that are being used to crackdown on rights defenders. Lumad activist Kerlan Fanagel, also part of the panel, also recounted how he was barred by the BI from travelling to India in February 2018.