‘Only for those favored by the powerful:’ Karapatan hits corruption, irony and impunity amid GCTA Law mess

Human rights group Karapatan assailed the abuse of power committed by government officials as records and testimonies unveiled how hundreds of detainees convicted of heinous and drug-related charges were freed from prison amid individuals still suffering from imprisonment because of wrongful conviction, minimal offenses, trumped-up accusations, and inability to seek competent counsel.

In August, the looming release of convicted rapist-murderer and former Calauan Ma

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