UN chief hits Duterte’s comments on media killings


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UN chief hits Duterte’s comments on media killings

Manman Dejeto

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s comments on extrajudicial killings, saying these were “illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms.” In a statement posted on the UN website, Ban said, “Such comments are of particular concern in light of ongoing impunity for serious cases of violence against journalists in the Philippines.” Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo had said the president-elect never said killing journalists was justified.

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