Duterte should be investigated for murder over killing claim UN says

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-21/duterte-should-be-investigated-for-murder-un-human-rights-chief/8137174

The UN’s human rights chief has asked Philippines authorities to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder after he claimed to have killed people while he was a regional mayor.

Philippine judicial authorities “must demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rule of law and their independence from the executive by launching a murder investigation”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said.

Prince Zeid’s call, made in a statement issued in Geneva, was sparked by Mr Duterte’s remarks in recent speeches that as a town mayor in southern Davao city in 1988, he killed three suspected kidnappers in a firefight where he was backed up by three police officers.

He later clarified he was unsure whether the bullets from his M16 rifle killed the suspects.

The UN human rights chief said that it was “unthinkable for any functioning judicial system not to launch investigative and…

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