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Philippines: Further Information: Journalist arrested twice in 6 weeks: Maria Ressa: Journalist arrested twice in 6 weeks: Maria Ressa

, Index number: ASA 35/0137/2019

Maria Ressa, human rights defender and executive editor of online news outlet Rappler, was arrested again on 29 March for allegedly violating the Philippines’ Anti-Dummy Law, which punishes Filipinos who allow their names or citizenship to be used to evade laws on the nationalization of certain rights, franchises or privileges. Ressa was released several hours later after posting bail of PhP90,000 (approx. USD1,700); this was the second time she has been arrested in a matter of weeks.

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