‘Political prisoner’ De Lima gets ‘Prize for Freedom’ award from int’l HR group

    Liberal International (LI) has awarded its "highest human rights honor," Prize for Freedom to Senator Leila De Lima, the second Filipino to have won the award after former President Corazon Aquino in 1987. At its 199th Executive Committee meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa this week, more than a hundred politicians from 32 countries voted to award the Prize for Freedom to De Lima, whom they described as a "political prisoner." "Leila De Lima has been a flag-bearer for human rights in the Philippines and beyond, setting a shining example for other human rights defenders," Chair of LI's Human Rights Committee Markus Lning, who met with the senator in Ju...

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