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Sotto hits nations backing Iceland human rights resolution

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:03 PM July 12, 2019
Sotto hits nations backing Iceland human rights resolution

Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III advised the Philippine government on Friday to just disregard the “biased” Iceland resolution against the Philippines.

Sotto even branded as “dangerous drugs tolerant” those countries that backed the resolution that allows the United Nations to look into the human-rights situation in the Philippines.

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The resolution, backed by 28 nations, was adopted on Thursday by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC).

READ: 28 states urge UN to report on human rights situation in PH

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Of the 47 states composing the UNHRC, 18 voted for the approval of the resolution, 14 rejected it while 15 abstained from voting.

READ: Greater scrutiny on PH killings gets UN rights council’s nod

“Those countries supporting the Iceland resolution are probably dangerous drugs tolerant,” Sotto said in a text message when sought for comment on the UNHRC’s adoption of the resolution.

Asked how the government should treat the adopted resolution, the Senate leader said, “Disregard.”

“They are obviously biased. If they are so concerned about human rights, then they should go to Syria,” Sotto added. /jpv

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