Recent arrest of Lumad teacher, part of Duterte regime’s continuing attacks vs indigenous communities

Duterte
has relentlessly put the Lumad under attack – their communities bombed and
militarized, their schools threatened, and their teachers subjected to
trumped-up charges, among other forms of rights violations. The recent arrest
of a volunteer teacher in South Cotabato is indicative of a continuing
systematic attack on indigenous communities, directed and funded by
counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan and worsened by the martial law
implementation in Mindanao,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.

 

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