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EU reps to visit De Lima in detention 


Four European Union (EU) officials are scheduled to visit Senator Leila de Lima in her detention facility in Camp Crame on Wednesday.

Soraya Post, chair of the delegation to the Philippines, confirmed this in an interview on Tuesday, saying she was the one who asked for the visit.

Post is expected to be joined by other members of the subcommittee on human rights Adam Kósa, Josef Weidenholzer, and Rikke Karlsson.

The delegation had already conducted separate meetings with Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and Senator Risa Hontiveros of the minority bloc.

Earlier this year, the European Parliament approved a joint resolution calling for the release of De Lima, who is presently detained at the PNP Custodial Center over drug-related charges.

The joint resolution that was submitted by several political groups within European Parliament also called for adequate security and fair trial for De Lima, as they urged the dismissal of the charges against her which they said were "politically motivated."

De Lima is a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on illegal drugs. —Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/KBK, GMA News

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