“The killing of Ricardo
Mayumi is part of the military’s systematic efforts to attack and malign activists and human rights defenders (HRDs)involved in campaigns for
people’s rights and welfare. The government’s
paranoia is further heightened as it fails to deliver basic social services, is
involved in massive corruption cases, or are implementing anti-people policies.
Instead of resolving these issues, they go the opposite way and respond with
repression and rights violations,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina