Trump’s Friend President Duterte Just Encouraged ‘Shooting Female Rebels In Their Private Parts’
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn criticism from Human Rights Watch after saying that female communist rebels in the country should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government.
Watchdogs Human Rights Watch sent out a statement on Monday to Al Jazeera where they said Duterte’s declaration “is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women.”
“It encourages state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflict, which is a violation of international humanitarian law,” Carlos Conde, a Human Rights Watch representative in the Philippines, said.
According to a government transcript of a speech he delivered on February 7, Duterte said Philippine soldiers should not kill women rebel fighters but instead shoot them in their private parts.
“We will just shoot your private parts so that if there are no more private parts, you would be useless,” Duterte said in his native language Visayan.
Emmi de Jesus, a Congress member representing the Gabriela Women’s Party, blasted Duterte for being “the most dangerous macho-fascist in the government right now”.
She added that Duterte is taking “state terrorism against women and the people to a whole new level”, and pushing soldiers “to commit more bloody human rights violations and grave abuses of international humanitarian law”.