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Various groups across the Asia-Pacific have expressed concern over the unwarranted arrest of Maria Ressa and urge the Philippine government to withdraw the charges against her and Rappler.

Students hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest at the state university grounds in Manila on February 14, 2019, in support of CEO of Rappler, Maria Ressa, who was arrested a day earlier for cyber libel case, TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa was arrested on 13 February 2019 for cyber libel regarding an article that was published in May 2012, four months before the Philippine Cyber Crime Prevention Act was signed into law. She was released after posting bail on 14 February.

A Roman Catholic priest blesses the site where 58 people, 32 of them journalists, were killed in the southern town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines, 21 November, 2014, Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) stands in solidarity with and joins the calls for justice for the victims of one of the deadliest election-related incidents in Philippine history.