MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a nation made entirely of ice, with no understanding of his country’s problems.
“What is the problem of Iceland? – Ice only. That is your problem. You have too much ice and there is no clear day and night there,” he said in a rambling speech to corrections department officials.
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“So you can understand why there is no crime, no policeman either, and they just go about eating ice.
“They don’t understand the social, economic, political problems of the Philippines.”
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The resolution on the Philippines, led by Iceland, was adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday by a vote of 18 countries in favor and 14 against, with 15 abstentions.
The exact number of dead in Duterte’s war on drugs is impossible to independently verify. Police say they have killed 6,600 who were armed and fought back during attempts to arrest them, but activists say there may have been as many as 27,000 drug-related killings overall.
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Human rights groups say there is a pattern of executions, planted evidence and falsified...
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