UN confirms Arroyo rights case


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UN confirms Arroyo rights case


A case questioning the detention of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is now with the United Nations’ Working Group on Involuntary and Arbitrary Detention. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirmed that the petition linked to Arroyo’s alleged arbitrary detention and political persecution is now with the Geneva-based working group. Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney, who is representing Arroyo before the UN in Geneva, called her detention “unfair”. Malacañang said it had yet to be notified about the case but will respond accordingly once it receives notice.

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A related story on Amal Clooney and the Palace is also on Rappler.

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