Duterte attacks Human Rights Chief in scathing remarks

IBTimes - September 17, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attacked the chairman of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Chito Gascon, asking if he was a paedophile for investigating cases of young teenagers' murders in the government's bloody war on drugs. "Why is this guy so pre...

suffocated with the issue of young people, especially boys? Are you a paedophile?" Duterte asked, referring to Gascon.

"Why are you smitten with teenagers? Are you? I'm having my doubts.

Are you gay or a pedophile?" he added, according to Reuters.

Duterte's comments came days after the Philippines congress allied with Duterte voted to slash the annual budget of the CHR to just $20..


Recent related news

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5,000-troop African force that is charged with fighting...
3 days ago • Seattle Times
The United Nations (UN)’s human rights chief says the European Union (EU)’s policy of helping Libyan officials intercept Europe-bound refugees and often...
5 days ago • WorldNews
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said...
1 week ago • DNA
Duterte’s war on drugs has alarmed human rights advocates around the world who say it has allowed police officers and vigilantes to ignore due process and to...
1 week ago • WorldNews
Senator *John McCain* called out *President Trump* on Twitter for not making human rights more of a priority in his meeting with *Rodrigo Duterte*.
1 week ago • Mediaite
After pleas from Filipino activists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue of human rights violations with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on the...
6 days ago • CBC.ca

You might like