In the Philippines arrested opposition Senator Leila de Lima, famous for criticizing the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte. On Friday, February 24, according to Reuters.
In addition to the MP, the local court had arrested her former driver and bodyguard. “The truth will come out, I want justice. I’m innocent,” she said to media representatives before the police escorted her out of the office, where the detention was made.
Last week, the Philippine Department of justice filed against de Lima’s accusations of bribes from drug traffickers.
On 21 February, the Senator urged the Philippine government to declare Duterte impeachment. And in 2016, she appealed to the international criminal court with the requirement to hold against him the investigation. Used methods of dealing with addicts it is called “crimes against humanity”.
Rodrigo Duterte won the presidential election in may 2016. The basis of his program was the promise to eradicate drug abuse and drug trafficking in the Philippines. According to the UN, after he came to power in the country has killed more than six thousand people, caught using and distributing banned substances. The world community has repeatedly condemned the actions of Duterte in this matter.