Ryan Hubilla

Ryan Hubilla, a 22-year-old senior high school student and member of Karapatan, an NGO dedicated to the defence of human rights, was shot at around 8:20AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Nelly Bagasala, who was with him at the time, was also shot several times. The shooting was carried out by men onboard a motorcycle at the corner of Phase 2, Seabreeze Homes Subdivision, Barangay Cabid-an, Sorsogon, Bicol, just one kilometer away from the City Police Office.

Ryan was subjected to periodic surveillance conducted by military and police operatives. The latest incident before this, took place on April 21st at 10PM, when he and Nelly were followed by a gray pick-up vehicle and a black motorcycle, both without license plates. This happened after they escorted Atty. Bart Rayco, NUPL-Albay lawyer,  after a visit to his clients who were political prisoners at PNP Cabid-an.

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Country:The Philippines




Date of Killing:15/06/2019

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:NGO member


Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Land Rights, LGBTI

More information:Front Line Defenders

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