Fact check: Do 95 countries in the UN believe that there are no EJKs in PH?

Fact check: Do 95 countries in the UN believe that there are no EJKs in PH?

- A photo circulating online claimed that many countries in the United Nations are convinced that there are no EJKs in the Philippines

- It noted that 95 out of 105 countries believe that EJKs in the Philippines are non-existent

- However, it has been reported that the claim was misleading

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A photo was posted on social media, claiming that about 95 countries in the United Nations have agreed that no extrajudicial killings are happening in the Philippines amid the controversial drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte.

However, KAMI learned that this claim has been debunked.

According to the circulating Facebook photo, 95 out of 105 countries in the UN allegedly believe that there are no EJKs in the country.

“Dear LP, pikat! 95 out of 105 countries in UN review believe there are no EJKs in the Philippines,” it read in the photo.

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In a report by Rappler, the claim came from a now-deleted article from the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that was published on May 15, 2017.

The headline said: “95 nations in 3rd UPR convinced no EJKs in PHL.”

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) former Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III has clarified that 95 countries “made interventions” and gave recommendations over the supposed EJKs that happened in the Phillippines.

In a tweet, the UPR has also clarified the claim.

“Clarification: To our best knowledge, 95 states were not "convinced that EJK is non-existent,” they said.

The UPR is the universal periodic review of human rights records among 193 members of the UN.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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