The Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is Thursday at the airport of the capital Manila held on suspicion of fraud. Ressa is known for its critical reporting on the policies of the incumbent president Rodigo Duterte.
In February, it was the journalist, editor-in-chief of the news site Rappler, also already been arrested. When on suspicion of digital defamation. She was staying at the time, a night in the cell. Human rights organization Amnesty International called the arrest “politically motivated”.
Ressa, who is also an American passport holder, was in 2018 by the magazine Time Magazine voted Person of the Year due to her journalistic work.