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    Jailed Duterte critic held hostage during deadly breakout attempt

    MANILA (AFP) – Jailed Philippine human rights campaigner Leila de Lima was briefly taken hostage on Sunday during an attempted breakout by three inmates who were shot dead by police, authorities said. 

    The incident happened at the national police headquarters, where de Lima, a former senator, has been held for more than five years with other high-profile detainees. One police officer was stabbed with an improvised knife before another officer shot dead two of the inmates, police said in a statement.

    More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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