Alexander Adonis, is of legal age, Filipino and a broadcast journalist currently based in General Santos City as an anchorman for SocSarGen Broadcasting Network. In April 2007, while working as a commentator for the Davao City-based Bombo Radyo, he was sentenced to four years and six months in prison in a libel case filed against him by then Davao representative (and later Speaker of the House) Prospero Nograles.
Nograles brought the suit against Adonis in 2001over a report by the radio broadcaster which alleged, citing newspaper reports, that the congressman was seen running naked in a Manila Hotel shortly after the husband of a woman he was allegedly having an affair with caught them in bed. While serving time, Adonis became the author of a Communication filed before the Human Rights Committee entitled Alexander Adonis v. The Philippines and denoted as Communication No. 1815/2008, in which he questioned his imprisonment for libel as a violation of his right to free expression. Subsequently, the UN Human Rights Committee would issue a View in his case, where the international rights body declared that criminal libel in the Philippines conflicts with the country’s obligations under Art. 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
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