Maria Ressa: I will hold the government accountable for violating my rights

In an interview on ANC on Friday, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa vowed to "hold the government accountable” for violating her rights following her arrest in a cyber libel case filed against her by an independent person.
Maria Ressa / Photo from Rappler

"I'm not asking for special treatment. What I want is my rights as a Filipino. You have violated my rights and I will hold the government accountable for that," Ressa said.

Ressa said she is a victim of "selective justice” as she accused the government of using the law as "weapon" to "intimidate and harass."



Ressa posted a P100,000 bail on Thursday before the Manila RTC Branch 46 and was arrested for a cyber libel case filed by the Department of Justice, which indicted her and a former reporter last month over a story Rappler published in 2012.

Rappler's malicious article claimed that businessman Wilfredo Keng's luxury vehicle was used by former Chief Justice Renato Corona during the impeachment proceedings against him.

During the ANC interview, Ressa insisted that they will not take down the controversial story as requested by Keng's camp.

"When we vetted the story, we will not take it down. Once we vetted it, that story stays up,” she said. 


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Maria Ressa: I will hold the government accountable for violating my rights Maria Ressa: I will hold the government accountable for violating my rights Reviewed by Nathan Singson on February 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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