Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima challenged the Duterte administration anew to resolve the country’s worsening human rights crisis, saying it cannot afford to ignore the mounting concerns over the spate of extrajudicial killings, the President’s attacks against human rights activists and Church leaders.
One year ago, I was with some friends, partymates, and allies when the news arrived: The administration had given the order to bring Senator Leila de Lima to prison. We kept her company, aware that at anytime, she would be picked up and brought to Camp Crame. Tomorrow marks the first year anniversary of Senator […]
Free Leila! Senator Leila de Lima is a classic case of “nagmahal sa bayan, sinaktan, kinulong, pinagkakaitan ng karapatan.” Today, Valentine’s Day, is the start of a month-long commemoration of her year-long incarceration on false drug charges. For close to a year now, she has been deprived of her freedoms, mainly that of being with […]
One Year Since Politically Motivated Jailing of Senator Leila de Lima (New York) – The Philippine government should drop its politically motivated prosecution of Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. February 24, 2018, will mark one year since Philippine authorities arrested […]
We regret the decision of the Supreme Court dismissing the petition of Senator Leila De Lima to transfer her case to the Office of the Ombudsman from the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court. We understand that her camp will file a motion for reconsideration, and we trust that the magistrates will give the case a thorough […]