VP Robredo: The arrest of Sen. De Lima is a “Political Harassment”

VP Robredo: The arrest of Sen. De Lima is a "Political Harassment"

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De Lima, who spent the night in the Manila Senate, had voluntarily surrendered in the morning accompanied by his lawyers and politicians nearby, and a cloud of journalists and cameras that broadcast the event live.

Meanwhile, Senate-affiliated politicians publicly protested, including the country’s vice president and party comrade Leni Robredo, who called the arrest “the latest measure of a persistent campaign of political harassment,” according to the Inquirer newspaper.

“The charges against her come from a political agenda and are not the result of an independent and impartial legal process,” said the vice president, a position that in the Philippines is submitted to direct election and currently occupies an opponent to President Duterte.

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