The Human Rights Watch has expressed their concern for De Lima’s safety after the convicts who served as witnesses during the hearing disclosed the address and mobile phone number of the senator.
“We are aghast that the lawmakers presiding over the hearing, who are political allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, conducted it in a way that grossly violates the privacy and the rights of a sitting legislator. Her fellow legislators in both houses of Congress should denounce this attempt to silence and intimidate her,” the Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
The group said that they are “deeply concerned about the implications to the security and safety” of the senator, especially now that she is under fire for her alleged links to the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison.
Human Rights Watch concerned for De Lima’s safety Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Monday, September 26, 2016 Rating: