Philippines Senator Leila de Lima has been a vocal critic of the human rights violations that have been committed in the so-called ‘war on drugs’ waged since President Duterte took power in June 2016. Shortly after President Duterte took office on June 30, 2016, Senator de Lima voiced her concern regarding the increasing number of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders. Following this, the President and other state officials began a campaign of harassment and intimidation against her. Senator Leila de Lima has been imprisoned since February 24, 2017. Amnesty International believes that the charges against the Senator are politically motivated, and calls on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the Senator and drop all charges against her. Tell the Secretary of Justice to immediately release Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against her.