High-profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian is determined to file charges against Senator Leila De Lima for disclosing his identity as a drug asset during the senate hearing on Bilibid drug trade.
Sebastian argued that the disclosure of his identity resulted in a riot inside the Bilibid wherein he was nearly killed.
He also accused Sen. De Lima of violating Anti-Torture Act of 2009 when the latter placed Sebastian in a solitary confinement in Building-14 of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) when De Lima was still justice secretary.
This prompted Sebastian’s camp to file charges against the lady senator.
“Huwag siyang dalhin sa Building 14 dahil namimiligro ang buhay niya. Dahil noong ni-raid ang Maximum Security Compound at dahil ang Bilibid-19 dinala sa NBI dahil maraming nakuha na kontrabando at droga sa Maximum Security Compound, ang pinagbintangan na nagsuplong sa impormasyon kay Sec. De Lima ay si Jaybee Sebastian,” said Sebastian’s legal counsel, Atty. Eduardo Arriba.
(He should not be sent to Building-14 because his life is in danger. When the Maximum Security compound was raided for contraband and illegal drugs, which eventually led to the transfer of Bilibid-19 to the NBI, Jaybee Sebastian was being blamed as the one who snitched to Sec. De Lima.)
Arriba explained that De Lima still insisted the transfer of Sebastian despite the latter’s pleadings. Sebastian claims he was left alone inside his detention for a month which led to mental torture.
the lawyer added that, if only Sebastian was not transferred, his life would not have been put in jeopardy.
“Lalong lumala at pinahamak si Jaybee Sebastian noong inanunsyo na isang asset nga si Jaybee Sebastian,. Under the law kapag ikaw ay asset ng gobyerno, under whatever circumstance, hindi daapat i-disclose kasi manganganib ang seguridad ng asset ng gobyerno,” Arriba said.
(It even got worse when it was announced that he is indeed an asset. Under the law, if you are a government asset, under whatever circumstance, it should not be disclosed because the asset’s security would be jeopardized.)
However, the complaints were not filed yesterday because Sebastian’s wife, Roxanne, was not able to arrive for the filing. Since Jaybee is a high-profile inmate, his wife will be filing the charges on his behalf.
Aside from charges under the Anti-Torture Act, Jaybee’s camp is also filing anti-graft and conduct complaints against De Lima.
Source: Yahoo News