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Posted on 16 March 2016

appalled by the continuing harassment of the Lumad evacuees seeking refuge at the UCCP Haran and we call for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of this attack. We strongly call for the dismantling of all paramilitary groups in the country and the pull out of military troops from Lumad communities and schools.

As an institution advocating for people’s rights and democracy, IBON International is deeply concerned by the plight of Lumad communities and other indigenous groups that suffer from poverty, discrimination, neglect, and human rights violations.We demand that the Philippine government adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all human rights instruments it is party and signatory to. Governments have the duty to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights under international law. Thus, the government of President Benigno Aquino III is ultimately accountable for theviolation of the Lumad people’s rights.

Finally, we call on all Filipinos and the international community to stand in solidarity with our Lumad brothers and sisters to take back the land that is rightfully theirs, exercise their right to self-determined development and live peacefully in their communities free from state violence.

DEFEND THE LUMAD PEOPLE’S RIGHTS!

END MILITARIZATION NOW!

STOP LUMAD KILLINGS!

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