De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

‘The authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and

any of my public outings, for that matter,’ says detained Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

Detained Senator Leila de Lima denounced the decision of Philippine National Police and court officials to ban media

coverage of her court hearings.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima said it is a “gross violation” of the constitutional right to a free press, right of the public to be informed, and the

right of an accused to a public trial.

Meanwhile the authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and any of my

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

public outings, for that matter,” De Lima said in a statement on Thursday, October 11.

“As far as my legal team knows, the court has not issued any official order – verbal or written – restricting media from covering court proceedings

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

Alleged that Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206

at QC MTC, Branch 34. But how come media barred during the last hearing? Under whose authority or orders was it?” she asked.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

During the October 4 hearing at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 34 on De Lima’s “Disobediance to Summons,” members of the

media prohibited from covering without any official order or court justification.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima also alleged that Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo gave a verbal order restricting

the press from covering the senator’s hearings.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

The congressperson additionally hammered PNP’s endeavors to “suffocate” her open articulations amid her open trips by making commotions.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

Hence, these preposterous and unmerited directions are illegal. They not just undermine the media’s job as detachments of truth to people

in general, yet in addition keep the direct of an open and open preliminary,” De Lima said.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

De Lima, President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest pundit, has been in prison since February 2017 for medication trafficking charges, which

she guarantees created by Duterte and his partners for retribution.

De Lima reproves media boycott in court hearings

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