The French Embassy mentioned at the moment (Wednesday, August 30) that President Duterte was improper when he claimed the French legal system presumed an individual responsible till confirmed harmless.
“We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty is at the core of the French judicial system. This is based on the principles enshrined in the French Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of August 26, 1789,” the assertion mentioned.
“France strongly believes in the importance of the rule of law, due process and respect for human rights in all countries, including the Philippines,” it added.
On Monday, the president ranted towards UN rights professional Agnes Callamard, who mentioned the death of a 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos ought to be the final within the warfare on medication.
In an expletive-filled reply to a reporter’s query, the president mentioned Callamard ought to to not lecture him.
“Daughter of a whore, tell her!” he mentioned. “Don’t she dare scare me, daughter of a whore. She’s an idiot! Where is that crazy person from?”
Upon studying she was French, Duterte mentioned individuals in France had been presumed responsible until confirmed harmless.
“Even in her own place, that happens. She’s an idiot,” Duterte mentioned.
“In their place, they can detain a person almost indefinitely under the French law. And the French law says you are guilty and you have to prove your innocence. That’s how it works.”
‘Human rights crisis’
Callamard, a vocal critic of the widespread drug killings, mentioned delos Santos was the “latest symbol of a massive, government-led, human rights crisis.” She cited an post-mortem report that confirmed he was shot not less than twice within the head.
Murder complaints had been filed on Friday towards police officers in reference to the taking pictures.
The pupil, who wished to turn out to be a policeman, was considered one of greater than 80 drug and crime suspects killed over three days not too long ago. Police chiefs keep the entire deaths adopted shootouts, even though no officers had been injured.
Since the president got here to workplace 14 months in the past, anti-drug police have reported killing about three,500.
More than 2,000 different individuals have been killed in drug-related crimes. Thousands extra have been murdered in unexplained circumstances.
The UN, the US and the EU have condemned alleged rights abuses. Meanwhile, human rights teams have warned he could also be orchestrating against the law towards humanity.
Duterte mentioned final yr he can be “happy to slaughter” three million addicts to repair the drug drawback.