[Press Release] NAGKAISA Calls to Free De Lima ASAP

NAGKAISA Calls to Free De Lima ASAP

THE BIGGEST labor Coalition in the country calls on the government to release former Sen. Leila De Lima, a long time political prisoner.

We agree with Sec. Jesus Crispin Remulla’s opinion that the Supreme Court’s decision on Reyes’ habeas corpus petition, which questioned the length of her detention in relation to the pork barrel scam, should be applied to the case of Sen. Leila De Lima and other high-profile criminal cases involving political detainees.
The First Division of the Supreme Court in a resolution dated January 17, 2023 granted Reyes’ petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

The SC said, “Her confinement, though in accordance with a court order of the Sandiganbayan, violates her constitutional right to speedy trial and infringes on her right to liberty.”

The Nagkaisa Labor Coalition holds that the principle of equality before the law is a fundamental right under the Bill of Rights and should be upheld in all cases, regardless of the individual’s status or political beliefs.

As the saying goes, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”

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