Philippine senator asks court to stop Duterte attacks

2016-11-07 17:44
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

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Manila — A Philippine senator who President Rodrigo Duterte has linked to the illegal drug trade and described as a "dirty woman" for her alleged affair with her driver has asked the Supreme Court to stop the attacks.


Senator Leila de Lima says the petition she filed on Monday seeks to stop Duterte and his men from gathering information about her private life and disclosing it publicly, adding that the allegedly illegally obtained information should be destroyed. The petition is a test case because it challenges Duterte's immunity from lawsuits.


De Lima says she also asked that Duterte be compelled to identify the "foreign country" he said helped him to "listen" to de Lima's communications.


De Lima has long raised alarm over Duterte's brutal crackdown against drugs, earning Duterte's wrath.


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