Release De Lima! - Aussie solons et.,al.

Release De Lima! - Aussie solons et.,al.

Do they know what they are talking about?!

The Australian parliament has adopted a resolution seeking for the immediate release of detained opposition senator Leila De Lima.

Chris Hayes of the Australian Labor Party in his speech last Feb. 18 asked the Australian government to “use all its diplomatic measures” in urging the Duterte administration to free De Lima from her detention cell at Camp Crame.

Detained Opposition senator Leila De Lima (photo credit to owner)

Circumvention of the law

“The case of Senator De Lima is a clear example of what happens when a government seeks to circumvent the rule of law,” Hayes said in his speech, which has been posted in the Australian parliament website.
“Surely, an attack on human rights is an attack on our collective humanity. We must never remain silent when human rights are being attacked,” Hayes told his companions.

According to Hayes, keeping mum on human rights violations would only encourage “those who seek to undermine the human rights principles, structure and democratic institutions that underpin our societies and allow for the creation of strong and inclusive communities.”
“What we must appreciate is that, when the rule of law is being sidelined, we are going to see the curtailment of human rights as an inevitable result,” he said.

International rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Forum-Asia, have also asked for the release of the detained senator, all of them are in unison in saying that the detention of the opposition senator is politically motivated.

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