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Sen Leila de Lima was a victim of persecution by President Duterte for daring to challenge him on his frank and aggressive desire to kill drug addicts.

She has effectively served a de facto prison sentence of more than 5 years as an innocent and unconvicted person and will almost certainly be cleared of all charges due to the recantations of false witnesses who were coerced into lying about her involvement.

Under ICCPR she would be entitled to bail so her detention has been declared Arbitrary because it lack legal basis.

She was actually detained under a domestic law that should have been scrapped decades ago because it is not compatible with ICCPR.

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