Incoming-President Rodrigo Duterte today (27 June 2016) hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasized the death penalty was for retribution.
Duterte gave a lengthy speech in his southern hometown of Davao to outline his vision for the nation once he takes office on Thursday, with a heavy focus on his controversial plans to fight crime.
Duterte said that “These human rights (groups), congressmen, how stupid you are,” as he highlighted their criticism of his plans to impose late-night curfews on children being out on the streets and to reintroduce the death penalty.
“I believe in retribution. Why? You should pay. When you kill someone, rape, you should die,” he said.
Duterte, 71, won last month’s presidential elections in a landslide after campaigning largely on a platform of ending rampant crime, warning that the Philippines was in danger of becoming a narco-state.
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte promised that tens of thousands of people would die, with security forces being given shoot to kill orders.
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