Statement condemning attempted murder of NUPL Lawyer Atty. Guillen

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemns. in the strongest terms possible, the attempted murder last night of our lawyer Atty. Angelo Karlo T. Guillen of the NUPL in Panay.

Atty. Guillen is one of the NUPL Lawyers representing Bayan, Karapatan, Movement Against Tyranny and other groups opposing the Duterte government’s Terror Law before the Supreme Court. He has also taken on important human rights cases such as the Sagay massacre and the Tumandok massacre.

These continuing attacks on lawyers must stop. The harassment, surveillance, red-tagging and other attacks on lawyers and petitioners assailing the Terror Law should stop. We call for a speedy investigation into the case of Atty. AK. We call on the Supreme Court to act on these cases and protect both lawyers and petitioners who are now under attack for their beliefs.# 

 

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