Five US senators file resolution condemning 'ongoing human rights abuses' in the country

Five US senators file resolution condemning 'ongoing human rights abuses' in the country




And now these US senators are barking at us as if we are still a colony of America.
Several United States of America senators has called out the Philippine government to release detained Senator Leila De Lima from her 2 year detention and to drop charges against news website Rappler and its American citizen chief Maria Ressa.
Detained senator Leila De Lima (photo credit to owner)

These five US senators namely US Senators Marco Rubio, Edward Markey, Richard Durbin, Marsha Blackburn, and Chris Coons,in a resolution has condemned the arrest of human rights defenders and political leaders. 
De Lima is a "prisoner of conscience, detained solely on account of her political views and the legitimate exercise of her freedom of expression," the senators said.
It may be recalled only last month, six US lawmakers also filed a resolution calling2 for the release of the detained senator from detention.
The same reolution also urged the Duterte administration to "guarantee the right to the freedom of the press" and to drop charges against news website Rappler and its CEO US citizen, Maria Ressa.
They have characterized the actions of the government as against Ressa as ‘unjustified.”
Ressa’s Rappler have been known to be a fierce critic of the current administration, it is facing tax evasion charges and violation of the anti-dummy law.




What can you say about this?


Share us your thoughts by simply leaving on the comment section below. For more news updates, feel free to visit our site often.


Stay updated with today's relevant news and trends by hitting the LIKE button.


Thanks for dropping by and reading this post.


Report from ABS-CBN News

Post a comment

0 Comments