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Philippines: Free senator; End attacks on rights defenders

, Index number: ASA 35/1854/2020

Duterte critic Leila de Lima held 3 years on fabricated charges. Philippine authorities should immediately release Senator Leila de Lima, who has been detained for three years, and drop the politically motivated charges against her, Amnesty International, FORUM-ASIA, and Human Rights Watch said today. The mistreatment of de Lima reflects broader attacks by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte against human rights defenders, particularly women.

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