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Ex-Ombudsman Morales detained at Hong Kong airport

She has been detained at the Hong Kong airport as she is allegedly a security threat.

Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been held by immigration authorities at the airport in Hong Kong, her lawyer told GMA News Online on Tuesday afternoon.
Attorney Anne Marie Corominas, Morales' legal counsel, said Morales called her from Hong Kong to inform her of the situation.

Morales and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario recently filed a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

“She has committed no crime. She’s only exercised her democratic rights as a Filipino citizen!” Corominas said.

‘Immigration reasons’

Sources from the Department of Foreign Affairs said the retired Supreme Court associate justice was held because of "immigration reasons."

Carpio, according to sources, arrived in Hong Kong past 11 a.m. with her husband, son, daughter in law and two grandchildren.

She was separated from her family by Hong Kong's immigration authorities and was asked to take Philippine Airlines' 6 p.m. flight back to Manila.

Her family, sources added, decided to join her.

By MARISSE PANALIGAN, MICHAELA DEL CALLAR, GMA News

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