LONDON, The United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – International Human Rights Attorney Amal Clooney today told The Adobo Chronicles that she is willing to go to jail with Rappler CEO and convicted criminal Maria Ressa!
Clooney, a member of an international team of legal experts helping Ressa with her Philippine court cases, was reacting to the outrage expressed by Filipinos over her meddling into the country’s domestic affairs.
In her reactions to the Court of Appeals decision to uphold Ressa’s cyber libel conviction, the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney said that as a Nobel Laureate, Ressa should be celebrated, not jailed. She also said that the (President Bongbong) Marcos administration should show the world that it is strong enough to withstand scrutiny and allow a free press.
Filipinos criticized Clooney for making public statements despite being ignorant of Philippine laws and facts on the ground.
”I am not just superficially sympathetic to Maria Ressa,” Clooney told The Adobo Chronicles, ”I stand with her 100% in defending press freedom and women’s rights. I am willing to be her cell mate if she ends up going to jail.”