Hindi maaari! Duterte to fight efforts to jail him over drug war: Dalhin ko kayo sa impyerno!

President Rodrigo Duterte / Presidential photo via Inquirer

Speaking before newly appointed officials in Malacañang on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not allow himself to be jailed over the drug war killings under his leadership.

The President warned he would drag down to hell those who would try to put him behind bars.

“Sa drugs kadaming demanda ko, akala ng mga gago mapasok nila ako sa kulungan…Dalhin ko kayo sa impyerno bago ako papasok diyan.” Duterte said

Earlier, the chief executive in his usual humor said that he would not mind going to jail as long as there will be  “comfortable cell” and “unlimited” conjugal visits.

In his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona), Duterte, said: “Extrajudicial killings? Report to the ICC (International Criminal Court)? Go ahead. As long as I have a comfortable cell.”

“It should be heated during wintertime, installed with air-conditioning during the hot weather,” he added.

Since Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016, he made it his solemn promise to fight against illegal narcotics and criminality.

With this, alleged extra-judicial killings issues resurfaced from time to time and international human rights watchdog became critical of Duterte, citing human rights violations.

And since 2016, more than 5,000 drug suspects have been killed in anti-drug operations, data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency showed.

Further, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted an Iceland-led resolution – which called for a comprehensive report on the said human rights issue in the Philippines.

Source: Inquirer

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