Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s murder claims spark inquiry

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s murder claims spark inquiry

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to photographers during an awarding ceremony for outstanding government workers, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2VN01

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is to be investigated by an independent human rights group after he admitted killing three criminals years ago.

Mr Duterte said last week he had helped police kill three suspected kidnappers while he was mayor of the southern city of Davao.

The United Nations Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for an investigation in the Philippines, saying the killings “clearly constitute murder”.

Now, the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights, Jose Gascon, says he has formed a team of investigators to look into the matter… see more

source: skynews