Sarcastic Tweets: Callamard did in 1 day what Rizal did his whole life —Teddy Locsin Jr.
UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard's "unannounced" visit to the Philippines stirred debates as to her real intentions, and Philippine ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Teddy Locsin Jr. criticized Callamard in a series of tweets.
"To say she informed PH govt acknowledges that it has a say in her trip and how it affects her role as UN Rapporteur. She came anyway. Bye," he said.
Callamrd argued that she had sent a letter to the Philippine government informing them of her visit last April 28, 2017.
The government sent their letters on April 29, 2017 and May 1, 2017 acknowledging the receipt of Callamard’s visit.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella asserted that Callamard’s unannounced visit "sent a clear signal that she is not interested in getting an objective perspective on the issues that are the focus of her responsibility."
To add to that, Locsin perceives the rapporteur’s visit as the reason why support for the anti-drug war will be strengthened..
“Thank you Agnes, you just solidified the country behind Duterte and his drug war, and thoroughly discredited any criticism of him and it,” Locsin tweeted.
"Agnes Callamard did in one day what Jose Rizal used his whole life including his death to pull off: give Filipinos a sense of their country," he added.
Locsin sarcastically thanked Callamard as he sees that the latter’s reports and claims on the drug war would dissolve the crimes against humanit case filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in International Criminal Court (ICC).
"Goodnight everyone. Again, thank you Agnes. The ICC case is dead. Trust me on this. Dead as a door nail," he said.
Locsin urged that the human rights concern be left to the Universal Periodic Review being held in Geneva where a Philippine delegation is currently ongoing.
“IN SHORT, LET'S MOVE ON. Geneva is the proper venue and Callamard will not be allowed to step foot in it or have anything to do with it,” he said.
Source: GMA News Online
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