fredag 24. mars 2017

Living in Fear, Duterte’s Chief Critic Speaks Out From Philippine Jail

In a prison surrounded by tall walls topped with razor wire, past three security checkpoints, inside a tiny, sweltering cell with bare walls and bars on the high windows, the Philippines’ most famous prisoner sits at a small desk furiously writing a letter. Senator Leila de Lima, 57, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s most prominent critics, was sent here last month on charges of taking payoffs from drug traffickers, charges she says are false and part of an effort to keep her quiet. Read more