Gloria Arroyo’s detention ‘violates international law’ – UN

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Gloria Arroyo’s detention ‘violates international law’ – UN

 

The United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its opinion on Wednesday, October 7, that the detention of former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo “violates international law” and is “arbitrary on a number of grounds.” It also recommends that Arroyo, who is facing plunder charges, be accorded “with an enforceable right to compensation” for having been deprived of her liberty. The complaint was filed by international lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney in February 2015, on behalf of the former Philippine president and now Pampanga representative, who is suffering from “multilevel cervical spondylosis” or the wearing of the bones. 

 

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