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Philippine Court Clears Leading ‘Drug War’ Critic

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Former senator and human rights lawyer Leila de Lima (center right) acknowledges supporters after a court acquitted her of the last criminal charges against her, outside the court in Muntinlupa, Manila, Philippines, June 24, 2024.  © 2024 Jam Sta Rosa/AFP via Getty Images A Philippine court has dismissed the last pending criminal case against former senator Leila de Lima, ending a seven-year legal battle brought by then-President Rodrigo Duterte against one of the country’s preeminent human rights defenders.The case, for alleged drug dealing, was…

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