At least 18 activists were detained in connection to the Delhi riots. 13 of those arrested under various charges, including the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, are currently languishing in various jails in New Delhi
The Supreme Court has begun hearing oral arguments on over three dozen petitions filed against the Anti-Terror Act passed by the Rodrigo Duterte government in July 2020
On Friday, activist groups held a ‘send-off’ event for the legal team which has faced threats from a military official. The event was held at the University of the Philippines – Diliman which has borne the brunt of red-tagging by the Duterte government
Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.
Critics argue that the new anti-terror law pushed through parliament by the Rodrigo Duterte administration makes it easier to criminalize dissent and crack down on critics
Ismail was sent to 14 days in judicial remand after he was arrested on October 24 on charges falling under the draconian anti-terror laws in the country. He faces a possible seven-year jail term if convicted.