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European Parliament delegates visit Sen. De Lima in jail

Updated

By Aaron Recuenco

A 12-man delegation from the European Parliament (EP) has visited Senator Leila de Lima in her detention facility at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

The delegation, led by four members of the EP Sub-Committee for Human Rights, arrived at the Custodial Center at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. They were allowed to talk with de Lima.

Soraya Post along with EU delegation visits Sen. Leila de Lima to check on her condition and discuss her views about the human rights situation in the Philippines on Wednesday.  (Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

Soraya Post along with EU delegation visits Sen. Leila de Lima to check on her condition and discuss her views about the human rights situation in the Philippines on Wednesday.
(Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

Soraya Post, Swedish representative to the European Parliament, said de Lima appears to be okay inside the detention cell and was being treated fairly by the police.

“She seems very good and strong and we discussed her situation and she didn’t complain about the police in her detention,” said Post.

But Post said de Lima had told them that she still wanted to be with her family and resume her work in the Senate.

The EU delegation arrived in the country to check on the alleged human rights violations in the country especially in the government’s war against illegal drugs.

They arrived in the country on July 17.

“The delegation’s purpose is to express our concerns as parliamentarians in Europe about the case of de Lima,” Post told reporters after their visit.

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  • Mike_Realism

    They should have probably ask first why the Sen was put in jail? It wasnt political persecution, it was a case of illegal drugs. The EU really is one sick organisation if they still doesnt see the clear picture. Its like protecting Pablo Escobar in the height of hes career as a drug lord.