Philippines: Free Senator; End Attacks on Rights Defenders

Expand Jailed Senator Leila de Lima votes during the midterm elections in Paranaque, Philippines, May 13, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo (Manila) – Philippine authorities should immediately release Senator Leila de Lima, who has been detained for three years, and drop the politically motivated charges against her, Amnesty International, FORUM-ASIA, and Human Rights Watch said […]

Philippine Vice President Could Score a ‘Drug War’ Win

Expand Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, center, poses with supporters at Manila’s Rizal Park, December 30, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. © 2018 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez No one was surprised when Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said recently that the country’s “war on drugs,” in which police have admitted to killing more than 5,500 people, was […]

Sri Lanka: Don’t End Death Penalty Moratorium

Expand Visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands following the welcoming ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the Presidential Palace grounds in Manila, Philippines.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez (New York) – The Sri Lankan government should drop plans to resume executions, which would end an unofficial 43-year […]