Drop ‘politically motivated’ criminal charges vs Rappler, Maria Ressa

News Philippines Dec 7, 2018 at 7:06 pm

‘This attempt to silence a highly regarded news website is just the latest example of the administration’s contempt for free and vibrant news media,’ says Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams

MANILA–Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday, December 1, called on the Duterte administration to drop the “politically motivated” charges against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president Maria Ressa.

The New York-based human rights group made the call days after the Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) filed 4 tax cases before the Court of Tax Appeals, and a fifth case before the Pasig Regional Trial Court against Rappler Holdings and Ressa.

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