Amnesty wrong and biased in their reports vs Duterte

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Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights watchdog, criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for grave violation of human rights in his anti-drug war campaign to which Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella laments that Amnesty only focused on the drug wars and not the major achievements of the current administration.

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Abella also commented that Amnesty erroneously credited all 7,000 drug war victims to police operations without considering vigilante killings, natural causes, and intra-killings in drug syndicate circles.

“It is therefore regrettable that AI brushes aside the more than 1,000,000 users and dealers who have surrendered, the discovery of mega drug laboratories, and the narco-politics which have contaminated our politics, governance, and law enforcement agencies,” Abella said.

Amnesty went as far as to describe President Rodrigo Duterte as “wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of people” when, on the other hand, the sentiments of the majority of Filipinos are shown to be satisfied with the way Duterte runs his country.

“(The Amnesty report) does not reflect the sentiments of the majority of Filipinos. The President received an overwhelming mandate last election; and presently, more than 8 out of 10 Filipinos trust and are satisfied with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, and its handling of criminality, according to recent surveys,” Abella said.

“The President has won on a platform for genuine change and this will remain as his only agenda to serve the interest of the Filipino people. The Duterte administration will continue to implement political and socio – economic reforms aimed at improving the lives of ordinary Filipinos,” Abella added.


Source: Politiko

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