Philippines Denies UN Human Rights Experts Access To Country After Damning Resolution
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Wed 11th September 2019 | 07:16 PM
Manila will not allow foreign UN human rights observers to visit the country to obtain data for a comprehensive report on suspected human rights violations, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Wednesday
"No, I don't want them coming here and then saying everything that they have not proved is true because we saw it," Locsin said as quoted by the ABS-CBN news channel.
The administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been under international scrutiny over what is believed to be thousands of extrajudicial killings in the name of a three-year "war on drugs," in which dissenting voices have increasingly been silenced.