Author Topic: PH condemned for Human Rights abuses in Philippines by US Senate resolution  (Read 45 times)

MCentaur

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This seems to be a bipartisan resolution in the US Senate. Digong will probably try to bluster and shout profanely to make his way out of this, as usual.

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US senators file resolution condemning ‘ongoing human rights abuses’ in the Philippines
(philstar.com) - April 6, 2019 - 11:25am
MANILA, Philippines — Five United States senators introduced a bipartisan resolution highlighting human rights concerns in the Philippines and urging the Duterte administration to respect freedom of expression.
US Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) this week filed the six-page resolution, which specifically raised the cases of detained Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima and
“Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines have been a stain on the country’s human rights record,” Markey said.
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Typical...   ::) ::) ::)

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Palace tells US senators backing De Lima, Ressa to 'mind their own business'
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Posted at Apr 08 2019 11:48 AM | Updated as of Apr 08 2019 11:52 AM
MANILA - Five US senators who called for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima and the dropping of charges against Rappler boss Maria Ressa should focus on their country's own affairs, Malacañang said Monday.

US Senators Marco Rubio, Edward Markey, Richard Durbin, Marsha Blackburn, and Chris Coons in a resolution released Friday condemned the arrest of human rights defenders and political leaders in the Philippines.

The lawmakers should "mind their own business -- their country has enough problems and they should focus on them," said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

"The Republic of the Philippines is not under the dominion of the United States of America or any of its high-ranking officialls," he said in a statement.

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