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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

AMAN: Stament of Concern on the Increasing Harassment and Intimidation of Indigenous People’s Leaders and Human Rights Defenders

STATEMENT OF CONCERN ON THE INCREASING HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ LEADERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE PHILIPPINES 

The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN), representing more then 2000 indigenous   communities   throughout   Indonesia,   condemns   the   recent   action   taken   by   the Philippines Government to criminalize leaders of the Philippines Indigenous Peoples movement as well as indigenous leaders working in the international arena.   

Latest,  a petition  filed  in court  by the Philippine  State  Prosecutor  of the Department  of Justice (DOJ), seek to have a number of indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders declared as terrorist and outlaws pursuant to the National Security Act of 2007. 

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