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European Parliament to release De Lima



The European Parliament is set to discuss a motion calling for a resolution from the transnational body to call for the immediate release of Senator Leila de Lima.
The European Parliament is the legislative body of the European Union.
Parliamentarians Barbara Lochbihler, Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Ernest Urtasun, Igor Soltes, Davor Skrlec Bronis Rope, and Bodil Valero filed a motion calling for a resolution from the European Parliament to decry the detention of De Lima.
De Lima's case will be included in the agenda of the European Parliament, which will also zero in on the breaches of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine said the European Parliament will vote on De Lima's case Thursday.
In the motion, the proponents want the European Parliament to call for "the immediate release of Senator Leila M. de Lima of the Philippines and to provide her with adequate security whilst in detention."
The motion also "urges the Filipino authorities to drop all politically-motivated charges against her."
The European Parliament will also discuss the call for the Philippine government to "stop the political persecution of critics of the war on drugs."
The proponents of the motion also seek the condemnation of all acts of violence, intimidation, arbitrary detention and convictions against critics of the Philippine government.
Aside from calling for the release of De Lima, the motion also calls for a resolution condemning the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and urging President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw military forces in anti-drug operations.
Moreover, the motion seeks to urge the UN Human Rights Council to form an "independent international investigation into unlawful killings and other violations by the Philippine authorities in the context of President Duterte's 'war on drugs."
Meanwhile, the palace advise EU to "RESPECT" the detention of De Lima. 
According to spoke's person Ernesto Abella "They simply seem to have a misunderstanding of what is happening to De Lima. The lady is being charged with crime, not political persuasions. I think they ought to respect that,"
The European parliamentarians' motion to free De Lima was filed two weeks after the president of an international federation of liberal political parties wrote a letter to the legislative body raising concerns about the "deteriorating human rights situation" in the Philippines.
De Lima was placed under detention in February for her alleged involvement in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) illegal drug trade.
Presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo earlier said De Lima was paying a "karmic debt."
"She should accept reality and the truth that she created the rut she is now in. She is paying a karmic debt," he said.
De Lima has repeatedly denied ties to illegal drugs and said charges against her were politically motivated.
Source: ABS-CBN News
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