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Arrests of rights defenders in CamSur signal darker days ahead with enactment of terror law

The arrests of United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) pastor and Karapatan – Bicol Chairperson Dan San Andres and Bicolana Gabriela Chairperson Jenelyn Nagrampa in Camarines Sur on false charges “signal darker days ahead in the country with the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Act,” human rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group assailed the arrests and charges as “part of the Duterte administration’s continuing crackdown and criminalization of human rights defenders.”

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