Sunday 27 August 2017

Callamard : On Kian’s death…#Makehisdeaththelast

United Nations' special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard called on the Duterte administration to investigate all unlawful killings following the sensationalized death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos.

In her series of tweets last weekend, one that stands out is her extending condolences to Kian’s family “and to all families vindicated by this war.”

Callamard is known to be one of the outspoken critic of the President regardin his administration unrelenting war on drugs.

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard( photo credit to CNN Phils)
All her tweet messages are followed with hashtags # #Makehisdeaththelast and #Philippines.

Since the death of the 17 year old minor she has been retweeting a number of news reports, at one point directly attributing to President Rodrigo Duterte with message : “yes, Pent Duterte, this is murder.”

The 17 year old Kian was killed in the Caloocan police anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last Aug. 26. His death caused outrage, that prompted calls to put an end to all killings in the drug war.

Callmard in her February interview with CNN Philippines said, "Any death at the hands of the state, meaning any death caused by the state, is in and by itself a possible extrajudicial killing."

She said the results of Kian's autopsy confirms his "execution," and that it is the "latest symbol of a massive, government-led, human rights crisis.", said Callamard in one of her tweets.

Callamard, has been very outspoken of her desire to investigate all extra judicial killings in the country, the country had set three conditions for her continued probe on the matter. The three conditions are as follows: Callamard must have a public debate with President Rodrigo Duterte before the media; Duterte must be allowed to ask her questions; and she has to take an oath.

Callamard rejected these conditions, telling CNN Philippines it is not consistent with the code of conduct for special rapporteurs. *

"I cannot build trust, including with the police or with the  government, if there is a threat of public debate at the end  of the mission," Callamard said


Report from cnn.phils
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