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Keep score of De Lima’s incarceration

/ 04:02 AM December 23, 2020

As we head toward the end of the year, I wonder how much longer Sen. Leila de Lima will be illegally jailed, with no trial. Will she have to wait until the present regime changes in two years’ time? That is, if we get a new president with principles who will not be as vindictive as the present one. Or will she continue to be deprived of her freedom if the new president decides to carry on with Mr. Duterte’s policies?

The media channel Al-Jazeera has, for the past year, been running a streaming commentary, under its daily news reports, noting that their journalist Mahmoud Hussein has been unjustly imprisoned by the Egyptian regime for three years now.

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Why can’t Philippine media carry a similar daily streaming report about how long Senator De Lima has been detained?

Isabel Escoda,[email protected]

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