"They have no moral high ground to lecture us." Show us first the abortion-related deaths before conducting EJKs probe. - Sotto

Senate President Tito Sotto photo from Rappler (ctto)

Manila, Philippines - Senate President Tito Sotto criticized the United Nations and other western countries who voted for the approval of the probe on human rights abuses due to the government’s anti-drug campaign. They do not have “Moral high ground” to get involve in the probe.
Sotto challenged the United States, and other member countries who voted in favor of the said resolution to list down first the abortion-related deaths before they approved the inquiry in the countrys  drug war campaign.

“Before the UN, US and western countries investigate so-called extrajudicial killings here, they should tell us how many hundreds of thousands of babies they abort who are about to be born. Ano yun, walang rights? They have no moral high ground to lecture us,” the senator posted on his twitter.

The Senate President made this statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted to adopt an Iceland-led resolution on Thursday during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland.

During its 41st regular session in Geneva, Eighteen countries, mostly European countries, voted in favor to adopt the resolution filed by Iceland, while 14, including China, voted against it. Fifteen others abstained.

While the United States is no longer part of the rights council following its withdrawal from the body last year due to the council’s bias treatment of Israel.

The resolution filed by Iceland would give way for a thorough investigation of the human rights situation in the Philippines. The council tasks Michelle Bachelet to prepare and present a “comprehensive written report” on the human-rights issue in the country.

Sotto had tagged the resolution as “biased” and advised the Philippine government to disregard it.

Source: Politiko

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