Speaking truth to power

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

UN TESTIMONY

Vicente de Lima II

Vicente de Lima II

Vicente Leon Ventura Magistrado de Lima II is the youngest sibling of detained Filipina Senator Leila M. de Lima II. Leila De Lima is leading pro-democracy and human rights politician and activist, serving as a Senator between 2016 and 2022, she also served as Justice Secretary. A vocal critic of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, she was arrested in 2017 under what critics have called made-up charges linked to the New Bilibid Prison drug trafficking scandal during her term as the Justice Secretary. She remains unjustly detained since then for speaking truth to power.

Speeches

  • 11th Geneva Summit

    March 25, 2019
UN Watch

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