Philippines: red-tagged NGO worker receives online death threat hours after a WHRD is killedEvent
- Initial Date
- Aug 10, 2020
- Event Description
Just a few days after the fatal shooting of activist Randall Echanis, another activist—a human rights advocate—was gunned down in a private village in Bacolod City on Monday.
Zara Alvarez, 39, who has been a leader of campaigns against human rights violations and an advocacy officer of a community health program, was shot dead at around 6:45 p.m.
Alvarez was a political prisoner before she worked as a paralegal for rights organization Karapatan, which has been critical of government's bloody anti-drugs campaign.
Just hours after Alvarez was found dead, Clarizza Singson, Karapatan's secretary-general for Negros received a death threat, AlterMidya reported.
Rep. Sarah Elago (Kabataan party-list) condemned the killing of Alvarez and condoled with her family and fellow human rights workers.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Death threat
- Online Attack and Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- NGO staff
- Suspected state
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 10 August 2020, Clarizza Singson, NGO worker, received online death threats aìhours after another WHRD was killed in Bacolod, the Philippines.