UN bodies, int’l rights organizations decry Duterte government’s fake terrorist list


Aside from the statements of the United Nations High
Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and two UN special
rapporteurs on the inclusion of the names of UN Special Rapporteur on the
Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and of human rights
defenders in the Department of Justice petition proscribing the Communist Party
of the Philippines and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations, statements
of support and solidarity poured in from several other UN bodies and
international human rights organizations decrying the Duterte administration’s
fake terrorist list.


Erik Solheim, head of UN
Environment said “These charges must be dropped immediately, and support
provided for the legitimate activities of these individuals who have UN
mandates, and the civil society organizations with which they work…It is deeply
concerning that authorities have routinely responded to the expressions of
environmental and human rights defenders by criminalizing and delegitimizing
their voices.” His full statement can be accessed through: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/statement/statement-response-allegations-terrorism-against-un-special-rapporteurs

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