AMP-Statement: On the abduction of Dyan Gumanao and Armand Dayoha
In its statement the German Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen strongly condemns the recent abduction of development worker Dyan Gumanao and labor rights activist Armand Dayoha in Cebu City, Philippines.
The AMP (German Action Network Human Rights – Philippines) calls upon the Philippine government under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to immediately and impartially investigate the circumstances that led to the abduction of Dyan Gumanao and Armand Dayoha and to prosecute the perpetrators.
The AMP also urges the Philippine government to immediately initiate impartial investigations into all cases of enforced disappearances, including the cases of Elena Tijamo and Iver Larit.
The Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen (AMP – Action Network Human Rights – Philippines) is an initiative of seven major German church-based agencies and human rights organizations to promote advocacy and information work in Germany and the EU regarding the human rights situation in the Philippines. Member organizations of the AMP are Amnesty International Germany, Brot für die Welt (BfdW), International Peace Observers Network (IPON), MISEREOR, Missio Munich, philippinenbüro e.V., and the United Evangelical Mission (UEM). The main focus of the network lies on the core human rights issues of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and fabricated charges against political activists.