Sep 12, 2017 @ 21:53

Malacañang has responded with “deep concern” over United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (UNHCHR) assertion that President Rodrigo Duterte helps a “shoot to kill policy” towards drug suspects.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned UNHCHR Zeid Ra’advert Al Hussein made “sweeping statements” and cited situations “bereft of factual basis.”

“Mr. Al Hussein’s broad references about the supposed policies of the President run counter to what he continues to pronounce,” Abella mentioned in a press release.

He mentioned Duterte has repeatedly mentioned that there is no such thing as a shoot to kill order for drug suspects, and that each one drug-related killings are topic to investigations.

In his opening assertion on the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) held in Geneva on September 11, UNHCHR Zeid Ra’advert Al Hussein mentioned he was “gravely concerned” concerning the shoot to kill order for drug suspects, and the shortage of “credible investigations” concerning the stories of EJK which have occurred beneath Duterte’s watch.

As to Al Hussein’s shock at Duterte’s menace to bomb Lumad faculties and his supposed threats towards human rights advocates, Abella mentioned the UN official missed the context of the statements.

He mentioned the administration has put aside P130.four million for the schooling of indigenous peoples subsequent yr.

Duterte’s warning for human rights employees, in the meantime, discuss with these “who aid or abet acts of violence during legitimate police operations where authorities have the right of self-defense,” Abella added.

Regarding the continued detention of Senator Leila de Lima, Abella mentioned it wwas the court docket who ordered her arrest over drug trafficking charges.

Source: politics.com.ph