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Filipino Priests Acquitted of Sedition Charges

Aaron Favila
Catholic priest Father Flaviano “Flavie” Villanueva adjusts his face shield as he arrives at a trial court in Manila, Philippines, Thursday Feb. 11, 2021. Three priests including Villanueva, who are critical of the president’s bloody crackdown against illegal drugs, appeared in court to face charges on alleged conspiracy to commit sedition.

Father Alejo said that the fight for human rights should continue even though Duterte is no longer the president; he left office in June 2022.