" Nangi-alam na naman binisita po si Senador Leila De Lima at sinabing pakawalan si Senador De Lima dahil walang kasalanan. Alam niyo kung ako ho yung Pangulo baka pinagsasapak ko na yung mga ulo ng mga hinayupak na ito eh at sinipa ko palabas ng Bansa eh"
"Nakaka bwesit kasi basta-basta nalang, kung sino sino pupunta rito na mambabatas sa ibang bansa, e kung tayo nga kung may nakukulong na kababayan natin, except kung nasa Death Row na, eh hindi nga tayo nangingi-alam na sabihing pakawalan yan, pakawalan ito."
The Women’s Caucus of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) who visited her on 31 August 2017 in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Philippines.
“We call on the Philippine authorities to immediately release Senator De Lima by withdrawing the drug trafficking charges against her,” Emily Lau, a former legislator who was part of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement, said in a statement.
Representatives from the Women’s Caucus of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) who visited De Lima on Thursday at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City, said the senator was detained due to her staunch opposition to alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.
“Clearly, this is a case of political persecution resulting from Senator De Lima’s staunch opposition to extra-judicial killings, and her continuing detention is a travesty of justice. At the very least, she should be allowed to post bail given the weakness of the evidence against her,” Lau said.
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SOURCE: Erwin Tulfo