At least five people have been arrested for threatening Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte online. Photo: EPA-EFE

Five Filipinos arrested for death threats against Rodrigo Duterte on social media

  • The warrantless arrests come about a month after Duterte appeared to give police permission to ‘shoot dead’ violators of the country’s coronavirus lockdown
  • Observers say the arrests are illegal, while a doctor has called for more understanding of people making outlandish threats under quarantine
Topic |   The Philippines
At least five people have been arrested for threatening Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte online. Photo: EPA-EFE
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