In the spirit of Christmas, we urge the government to heed the call of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to free Senator Leila De Lima.
Otherwise, she would spend Christmas for the second year in unjust detention, away from family and friends.
For the past 665 days, she has faced political persecution, deprived of rights due her as an individual and as elected senator of the Republic. Instead, courtesy is extended to convicted criminals and plunderers are set free.
Let’s end 2018 right. Free Leila now. (Bagong Senado)