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US Senate panel OKs resolution calling for De Lima’s release

first_imgSecurity personnel escort Sen. Leila de Lima to a press conference. One of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, De Lima is accused of having abetted the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she was justice secretary from 2010 to 2015. GETTY IMAGES The US Senate foreign relations committee has approved US Senate Resolution 142, which also condemned the arrest and detention of human rights defenders and political leaders and harassment, arrest, unjust judicial proceedings against media and journalists, particularly Rappler and Maria Ressa. The US senators also called on US President Donald Trump to impose sanctions pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act such as revocation of US visas and freezing of assets against Philippine officials and security forces allegedly responsible for extrajudicial killings and orchestrating the arrest and prolonged detention of De Lima. The Philippine government should also recognize the importance of human rights defenders and their work and allow them to operate freely without fear of reprisal and guarantee the right to the freedom of the press, and to drop all the charges against Ressa and Rappler. It further urged Trump to ensure that US security assistance provided to the Philippine National Police is fully consistent with the human rights conditions mandated in the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. It further denounced the Philippine government for its alleged role in state-sanctioned extrajudicial killings by police and other armed individuals as part of its anti-drug campaign.center_img De Lima, in a press statement from her detention cell, welcomed this move.  MANILA – The United States Senate panelhas approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to drop charges againstSen. Leila de Lima and order her immediate release. “Sen. De Lima is a prisoner of conscience as she is detained solely on account of her political views and the legitimate exercise of her freedom of expression,” the resolution wrote. “I’ve always believed that standing strong for one’s convictions and fighting always for what is true and just, for human rights and humanity have many friends around the globe,” De Lima said./PNlast_img read more

Beat writers predict outcome of Scott Shafer’s last game as head coach against Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Scott Shafer is coaching his last game as Syracuse’s (3-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) head coach against Boston College (3-8, 0-7). The Orange take on the Eagles at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.Here’s how our beat writers think Shafer and his staff will be sent off:Sam Blum (7-4)Syracuse 17, Boston College 14Stand with ShaferSyracuse might not be the more talented team on the field today. They might not be the more talented team on the field most days. But the Orange is winning on Saturday for Scott Shafer.Jesse Dougherty (8-3)Boston College 27, Syracuse 17Closing timeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSure, it would be nice and probably even logical that Syracuse comes out guns blazing to honor its coaches. But don’t you think we would have already seen that kind of buckle-down, there’s-no-tomorrow grit if the players had it in them? I’m not saying they won’t play hard in Scott Shafer and staff’s final game, but I’m saying that it ultimately won’t matter. On an emotional day, the Orange loses nine straight by being the same team that lost eight straight.Matt Schneidman (9-2)Syracuse 28, Boston College 17Final standThis game isn’t about Boston College’s top-ranked defense in the ACC. Nor is it about a Syracuse defense that has struggled mightily all season. It’s Scott Shafer’s last game as head coach along with all his assistants. And most of SU’s contributors were recruited by current staff. The Orange comes out with a win not to salvage a fourth victory on the season, but to send the coaches that brought them here out on top.Paul Schwedelson (10-1)Syracuse 27, Boston College 13Good ‘ole rump kickingSyracuse does to Boston College what Scott Shafer said his wife does to him when he’s not enthusiastic enough — kick them in the rump. On Saturday, SU’s players “fight the good fight” — whatever that means — and the Shafer era ends on a much more positive note than the rest of his time as SU’s head coach. It’s the players that have been a part of the last two recruiting classes – see Jordan Fredericks, Ervin Philips and Steven Clark – that carry the Orange to victory. Comments Published on November 28, 2015 at 10:56 amlast_img read more