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Philippines: Detained Senator's prolonged detention a grave injustice

, Index number: ASA 35/3744/2021

Amnesty International marks with grave concern the ongoing arbitrary detention of human rights defender and Filipino Senator Leila de Lima, now reaching its fourth year on 24 February 2021. Amidst the worsening human rights situation in the country, the organization continues to strongly urge the Philippine government to drop the politically motivated charges against her, order her immediate and unconditional release, and provide remedy for past and ongoing violations of her human rights, including by bringing to justice in fair trials those suspected of criminal responsibility for such violations.

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