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Former Filipino minister of Justice and opponent of Duterte arrested

Former Filipino minister of Justice and opponent of Duterte arrested

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One of the main critics of the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is Friday, picked up on verdeking of corruption.

The Philippine senator Leila de Lima is accused to have money accepted from drug dealers who were in jail when she was minister of Justice was under the previous president. The accusation comes from the ministry of Justice.

According to the indictment would The Lima converted nearly a hundred thousand euro have received from drug offenders. In addition to The Lima were also her former driver and a former gevangenisbestuurder arrested.

Opposition

The Lima is a fierce opponent of Duterte, who is controversial because of its war against drugs. Therein are all more than 7700 people have died. The senator called the president last Tuesday, a “sociopathische serial killer” and had his cabinet called him unfit to declare for the office.

“I am innocent. There is nothing true of the allegations that I benefited would have of the drug, that I drug money have adopted, and drug offenders have protected. It’s all lies,” she said briefly before she pulled away. The human rights activist says her arrest is politically motivated.

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