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Philippine Activist Arrested for Cyber-libel

By Human Rights Watch
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Philippine police on Monday arrested Walden Bello, a 76-year-old social activist, academic, and former congressman, at his home in Quezon City on charges of cyber-libel. The arrest was based on allegations by Jefry Tupas, a former information officer for Vice President Sara Duterte. Bello spent the night in jail before being released after paying bail. Click to expand Image Then-Congressman Walden Bello, center, addresses protesters during a rally outside of the Chinese consulate in Manila, Philippines, June 8, 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Tupas, who worked for Duterte…

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