Pres. Duterte insists he would only face a Philippine court

Pres. Duterte insists he would only face a Philippine court

- President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would only face a Philippine court

- He added that he would not answer to a Caucasian court

- The remark of President Duterte came after the decision of the UNHRC

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President Rodrigo Duterte opposed the idea of facing an international tribunal as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is seeking to probe the human rights situation in the Philippines.

KAMI learned that the President would only be facing a Philippine court, presided by a Filipino judge.

I will only face, be tried or face a trial in a Philippine court, presided by a Filipino judge, (and) prosecuted by a Filipino. And maybe they can reimpose death penalty, (so I can) die in Filipino land,” Duterte said during an interview in Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s TV program Give Us This Day.

In a report by the Inquirer (author Darryl John Esguerra), President Duterte insisted that he would not answer to a Caucasian court.

I will not answer a Caucasian…You must be stupid. Who are you? I am a Filipino. We have our courts here. (Why) you have to bring me somewhere else? I would not like that. I have my country. It’s working, I know it’s working (and) justice is working here,” Duterte continued.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the UNHRC adopted a resolution which seeks to investigate the drug war in the country.

The resolution urged the Philippines to coordinate with the United Nations once the probe begins.

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