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    Your support is needed to free Joel Q. Yagao

    Dear Friends,

    Below are the links to statements and appeals coming form various organizations and networks concerning the case of our colleague, Joel Q. Yagao.

    We will be very glad if your organization, too, can release such a statement or an appeal to help us pressure the government and the state security forces to drop all the cases against Joel. Forwarding this letter to your networks will also be appreciated.

    Finally, we thank you for your endless support to our work for human rights of the rural poor, and we are wishing for your sustained accompaniment while we are confronting the darkest days where we are persecuted for living out our preferential option for the poor.

    Free Joel Yagao, NOW!
    Stop persecuting church workers and human rights defenders in Mindanao and the Philippines!

    Very sincerely yours,

    Sr. Ma. Famita N. Somogod, MSM
    Coordinator


    Philippines: Trumped-up charges of murder brought against human rights defender Mr Joel Q. Yagao 

    Front Line Defenders is concerned for the safety and the physical and psychological integrity of Joel Q. Yagao, in the light of the severe charges trumped up against him. Human rights defenders working on issues such as indigenous and land rights and access to natural resources face an alarmingly high level of violence and harassment in the Philippines, both by state and non-state actors and especially in the Northern Mindanao region. Front Line Defenders has reported on a substantial number of cases where such human rights defenders were killed or targeted by the army or police forces. (more…)


    Philippines: Immediately and Unconditionally Drop All Charges Against Human Rights Defender Joel Q. Yagao

    Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes is concerned for the safety and the physical and psychological integrity of Joel Q. Yagao, in the light of the severe charges trumped up against him. Human rights defenders working on issues such as indigenous and land rights and access to natural resources face an alarmingly high level of violence and harassment in the Philippines, both by state and non-state actors and especially in the Northern Mindanao region. (more…)


    Rev. Deacon Chris Sullivan: Letter of Concern on the Case of Joel Q. Yagao

    I am very concerned at the pattern of harassment and assassinations of Church human rights workers in the Philippines and I urge your government to take firm action to make sure that these vulnerable Church members are properly protected. (more…)


     

    RURAL MISSIONARIES OF THE PHILIPPINES-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR)
    Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources
    0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde
    9200 Iligan City, Philippines
    T/F: +63 (63) 223 5179

    S: rural.missionaries

    W: www.rmp-nmr.org

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