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Just like American democracy! Locsin rips ‘idiotic’ US Senate call to release De Lima

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has reminded the United States Senate not to interfere with the country’s sovereign matters following its call to release Senator Leila de Lima.

Locsin branded the US Senate’s interference in De Lima’s case as “idiotic,” pointing out there was the independence of nations as well separation of powers among branches of government.

“Idiotic. Even a Philippine Senate resolution is not one of the ways of ending a criminal trial; there’s only acquittal or conviction or dismissal by a demurrer to evidence. But a US Senate resolution? Aside from separation of powers there’s the independence of nations,” he tweeted.

“All that said, there’s this to be added about the US Senate Resolution: it is rather representative of American democracy,” he said.

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