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Anti-drug campaign emphasizes respect for human rights, PNP spox says @ 2020-01-13 20:05 Back Hot News
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THE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED: 「IN THE COURSE OF THE ADMINISTRATION』S WAR ON ILLEGAL DRUGS, WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE NUMBER OF ABUSES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, FOR EXAMPLE THE EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS OR EJKS, HAS BEEN… (VERY MANY, SOMEWHAT MANY, ONLY A FEW, OR VERY FEW)?」
SINCE PRESIDENT DUTERTE LAUNCHED HIS DRUG ON WAR IN 2016, AT LEAST 5,500 DRUG SUSPECTS WERE KILLED IN ANTI-DRUG OPERATIONS, ACCORDING TO DATA FROM THE PHILIPPINE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. HOWEVER, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CLAIMED THAT AS MUCH AS 27,000 LIVES HAVE BEEN CLAIMED BY THE DRUG WAR AND BY UNKNOWN HITMEN.
「ROBREDO』S ASSESSMENT GIVES CREDENCE TO WHAT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND OTHERS HAVE SAID TIME AND AGAIN: THE GOVERNMENT』S 『WAR ON DRUGS』 IS A WAR ON THE POOR, MARKED BY HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND RAMPANT IMPUNITY FOR THE POLICE AND OTHER HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS. ANOTHER APPROACH IS POSSIBLE, ONE BASED ON RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN LIFE AND HUMAN DIGNITY, WHICH ADDRESSES THE SOCIAL CONDITIONS THAT GIVE RISE TO ILLEGAL DRUG USE AND TRADE.
WITH DUTERTE"S PERFORMANCE. DESPITE ITS BRUTALITY, MANY FILIPINOS FEEL LIKE THE DRUG WAR IS WORKING. THE CRIMINALS ARE DEAD. CORNELIO SAYS WHEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS TALK ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS, IT TENDS TO GO OVER PEOPLE"S HEADS.
CONCERNS GROWN IN SPAIN TO THE SAFETY OF SPANISH NATIONALS IN THE PHILIPPINES AS HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DENOUNCE THAT PHILIPPINE POLICE ARE FALSIFYING EVIDENCE TO JUSTIFY EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN A DRUG-WAR THAT BEGAN THREE YEARS AGO UNDER PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE.
IN MEXICO, AUTHORITIES SAY MORE THAN 60,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISAPPEARED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE U.S.-BACKED DRUG WAR IN 2006. HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SAY BOTH CARTELS AND MEXICAN SECURITY FORCES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISAPPEARANCES. THE NUMBER OF THOSE DISAPPEARED IN MEXICO HAS NOW SURPASSED THE NUMBERS OF FORCED DISAPPEARANCES COUNTRIES EXPERIENCED DURING THE U.S.-BACKED DIRTY WARS AND DICTATORSHIPS IN LATIN AMERICA IN THE 1970S AND 1980S.
DPA』S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARE OF MCFARLAND』S PLANS, EXPRESSED SORROW AT HER DEPARTURE TO JOIN HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH BUT GRATITUDE FOR HER WORK AND CONFIDENCE IN DPA』S STRENGTH.
THE PROPOSED SANCTIONS ARE THE INITIATIVE OF SEVERAL SENIOR DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, INCLUDING EDWARD MARKEY (MASSACHUSETTS) PATRICK LEAHY (VERMONT) AND RICHARD DURBIN (ILLINOIS), WHO HAVE OPENLY CRITICIZED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES RELATED TO DUTERTE』S LETHAL DRUG WAR AND ASSAULTS ON DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS DURING HIS THREE-YEAR-OLD TENURE.
IN A SCHEDULED DEC 5 REPORT ON ITS ACTIVITIES WORLDWIDE, THE ICC SAID IT HAD “SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCED” ITS EXAMINATION AND AIMED TO FINALISE IT IN 2020, THEN DECIDE WHETHER TO SEEK A FORMAL INVESTIGATION. HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS SAY DUTERTE’S ANTI-DRUGS CRACKDOWN HAD LED TO SYSTEMATIC EXECUTIONS AND POLICE COVER-UPS. POLICE REJECT THAT AND SAY THE NEARLY 7,000 PEOPLE THEY HAVE KILLED WERE ARMED DRUG SUSPECTS WHO RESISTED ARREST.
WHILE THE DRUG WAR REMAINS POPULAR AMONG FILIPINOS - 79 PERCENT OF THEM ARE SATISFIED WITH THE CAMPAIGN, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST SOCIAL WEATHER STATIONS SURVEY - HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CLAIM THAT DUTERTE'S DIRECTIVE TO KILL DRUG LORDS HAVE EMBOLDENED POLICE OFFICERS TO EXECUTE SUSPECTS. OFFICIALS HAVE CLAIMED THAT THE ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT CONDONE EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS AND THAT LAW ENFORCERS ONLY USE FORCE IF SUSPECTS FIGHT BACK.
MR. DUTERTE AND HIS PROPAGANDA NETWORKS WOULD HAVE DISMISSED THE CRITICAL STORY IF IT WERE ABOUT HIS DRUG WAR — HIS DRUG WAR IS VERY POPULAR BACK HOME DESPITE THE BLOOD AND MAYHEM. BUT IT WAS NOT THE USUAL CRITICAL STUFF ABOUT THE DRUG WAR AND HUMAN RIGHTS. IT WAS ABOUT TURNING HIS BACKS ON THE POOR WHOSE LIVES HE VOWED TO LIFT DURING HIS 2016 CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
THE DUTERTE GOVERNMENT』S PERSECUTION OF THE SENATOR AND THE EJKS OF DRUG SUSPECTS CONSTITUTE THE GROSSEST INJUSTICE AND VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH ARE UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED. OUR COUNTRY IS ONE OF THE SIGNATORIES OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN 1948.

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