Nananawagan si International human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney sa gobyerno ng Pilipinas na protektahan ang press freedom at igalang ang international commitments on human rights.
“I hope that the Philippines will take steps to honor its international commitments and that future leaders will consider that they have nothing to fear from the ICC (International Criminal Court),” ayon kay Clooney.
Matatandaang iniimbestigahan ng ICC ang umano’y human rights violations ng administrasyong Duterte.
International law and human rights attorney, Amal Alamuddin Clooney, says in her speech at the MAP Int'l CEO Web Conference, "If you want to have a functioning democracy, protect the press." pic.twitter.com/TT2LbzTmTo— Bruce T. Rodriguez (@BruceTRodriguez) September 15, 2020
“What we must remember is that a clampdown on critics – a silencing of dissent – is not a sign of strength but the ultimate sign of weakness”
Ressa, who is CEO of online news platform Rappler, faces at least 11 complaints, most of which were filed by the Duterte’s allies.
She earlier argued the cases stem from her outlet’s critical news coverage of the Philippine government.