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NUPL: Duterte ‘wrong’ to publicize accused of crimes without due process

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NUPL: Duterte ‘wrong’ to publicize accused of crimes without due process

MANILA, Philippines — The publication of any list of persons being accused of having links to crime — whether for corruption, for alleged involvement in the drug trade, or for supposed involvement with communist rebels — is wrong if due process was not observed, according to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL).

In a statement released a day after President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned lawmakers from the House of Representatives accused of involvement in corrupt activities, NUPL President Edre Olalia said it is unfair to place anyone on an incriminatory list without it being verified by the courts.

Duterte name-dropped seven incumbent lawmakers and one former congressma…

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