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Philippines: Statement by the Spokesperson on the conviction of Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos

16 June 2020

The EEAS spokesperson Virginie Battu-Henriksson has issued a statemetn on the EU positionon on the conviction of Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos by a Manila Regional Trial Court on 15 June. According to the statement, the conviction raises serious doubts over the respect for freedom of expression as well as for the rule of law in the Philippines. Read the full statement here.