[In the news] NUJP slams arrest of Rappler’s Ressa -GMAnews

NUJP slams arrest of Rappler’s Ressa

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) decried the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa over a cyber libel case, calling it a “shameless act of persecution by a bully government.”

The group questioned the charge against Ressa, which it said, was not yet in the law when the alleged offense was committed.

On Wednesday, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Ressa for cyber libel over an article published on the news website in 2012. The offense is bailable.

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