Opposition leaders - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Opposition leaders


Thailand won't allow Cambodian opposition leader to transit – prime minister

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The Thai leader says: 'We will not allow anti-government (parties) to use Thailand as a base,' an apparent reference to Cambodian opposition Sam Rainsy

Cambodia's main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy arrives at a conference room to speak to the press in Tokyo on November 10, 2015. The leader of Cambodia's main opposition on November 10 called for a peaceful transfer of power in elections in 2018, encouraged by a historic vote in nearby Myanmar. Cambodia has been ruled for three decades by Hun Sen, frequently accused by rights groups of stamping out dissent and ignoring human rights abuses. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO / AFP PHOTO / YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

Duterte calls Robredo 'incompetent,' unfit for presidency

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes the disparaging remark after Vice President Leni Robredo announced she would unite and lead voices opposing Duterte

Robredo declares she will lead, unite opposition vs Duterte

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is becoming apparent mas malakas 'yung loob ng ibang magboses 'pag merong sinasandalan na grupo na pareho 'yung paniniwala sa kanya. At 'yun 'yung role ko na pag-isahin 'yung boses na 'yun,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

OPPOSITION LEADER. Vice President Leni Robredo has agreed to lead the opposition movement. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders

MILITARY COURTS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in an interview with Rappler on June 1, 2017 that military courts may be established under particular circumstances during the martial law. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bangladesh hangs opposition leaders for war crimes

Nov 22, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Opposition leaders Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury were hanged past 4 am

VICTORY. Members of the Projonmo League shout slogans and show victory signs after two war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed are hanged in the centrail jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh early November 22. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh president rejects death-row mercy petitions

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:39 AM

President Abdul Hamid turns down the mercy pleas of two Bangladesh opposition leaders who have been sentenced to death

SET TO HANG. A security officer stands guard in front of the Supreme Court building, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 18, 2015. Photo by Monirul Alam/EPA

Bangladesh opposition leaders on death row seek pardon

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Sons of the two opposition leaders cast doubt on their fathers mercy pleas

SET TO HANG. A security officer stands guard in front of the Supreme Court building, in Dhaka on November 18. Photo by Monirul Alam/EPA

Memorial rally in Moscow for slain Russian opposition leader

Mar 01, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Nemtsov s killing turns an opposition protest he had planned for Sunday into a memorial march with mourning supporters set to cross the bridge where he died

IN MEMORIAM. Russians lay flowers and light candles in memory of Boris Nemtsov at the monument of political prisoners 'Solovetsky Stone' in St. Petersburg, Russia, February 28, 2015. Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead from a passing car on the Bolshoy Kammeny bridge in central Moscow late in the evening of February 27, 2015. Photo by Anatoly Maltsev/EPA