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Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Philippine Star website on 6 December
[Report by Edu Punay: "De Lima Wants Guns For Judges"]
Manila, Philippines -Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday supported a proposal to allow judges and lawyers to carry firearms to defend themselves amid rising cases of attacks targeting them.
This developed as the Supreme Court (SC) continues with its programme to prepare and train judges nationwide to defend themselves from possible attacks that could be related to their work.
In an interview with Agence France Presse, De Lima also called on judges and lawyers to undergo training on practical …