Former Philippine senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima leaves after attending her hearing at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Metro Manila on September 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
Former Philippine senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima leaves after attending her hearing at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Metro Manila on September 12, 2022. Photo: AFP

Philippines: Jailed Duterte critic Leila De Lima held hostage as police kill 3 inmates amid rampage in Manila prison

  • Police said that Leila De Lima was being used as a cover by inmates, whose intentions were to escape from prison
  • The outspoken critic of former president Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war has been behind bars since 2017 on drug trafficking charges that she denies

Former Philippine senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima leaves after attending her hearing at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Metro Manila on September 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
Former Philippine senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima leaves after attending her hearing at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Metro Manila on September 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
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