Netizens Lambasts FLAG Lawyer for Calling Sen. De Lima as First Political Prisoner Under Pres. Duterte


Netizens took to social media to criticize and lambasts the lawyer of Sen. Leila De Lima, Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno, member of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) for calling Sen. De Lima as the country's first political prisoner under the Duterte admin.


The human rights lawyer stated in an interview with the media that the looming arrest of Sen. Leila De Lima will make her the first political prisoner under the Duterte admin despite the fact that the case filed against De Lima is on her alleged involvement with the drug trades inside the National Bilibid Prison.

Atty. Diokno is Sen. De Lima's primary legal counsel for the petition she filed before the Supreme Court asking for the issuance of a writ of habeas data against Pres. Duterte. Diokno is also a member of the team of lawyer representing SPO3 Lascanas.

A concerned netizen and a former soldier Abe Purugannan disagree with the highly publicized statement of De Lima's lawyer that Sen. De Lima is a political prisoner.

Purugannan was quoted as saying "Political prisoner daw si De Lima. Ala martial law at diktadurya ang gusto nila ipahiwatig sa taong bayan para makakuha ng simpatiya. Sabi ni kiko Pangilinan, persecution daw," Purugannan stated on social  media.

Here's Some of the Netizens Reactions on De Lima as Political Prisoner:

John Paul R. Bicerra: Paano naging political detainee ang Drug Lord at Drug Protector na si DeLima?!

Jomar Amores: Leila de Lima is not a Political detainee. She is a narco-politician.

Jerry Manilag: FYI. Inaresto ang lola niyo dahil sa INVOLVEMENT NIYA SA ILLEGAL DRUGS at hindi dahil kay Duterte! Wag niyong i-spin ang isyu mga letchugas kayo!

Ranjake Lintuco: political detainee ?? hahah so rebellion diay iyang case dili drugs lels

Tagpuan ng mga OFW: Ang Political Prisoner kalaban sa Pulitika ang dahilan kaya ikinulong! Abogado ka di mo alam! Drug coddler and an extortionist. Classic example of a narco politician si De Lima. Drug ang dahilan hindi pulitika.

Source: GMA / Facebook


Netizens Lambasts FLAG Lawyer for Calling Sen. De Lima as First Political Prisoner Under Pres. Duterte Netizens Lambasts FLAG Lawyer for Calling Sen. De Lima as First Political Prisoner Under Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 2/24/2017 Rating: 5

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