Vice President Leni Robredo Releases Statement about Extrajudicial Killings

Just recently, Vice President Leni Robredo released her statement about extrajudicial killings.

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This happened after the series of death of people who allegedly were involved in drugs.

She trusts President Rodrigo Duterte will do what is appropriate on this situation.

Here is her full statement:

Statement of Vice President Leni Robredo on the Extrajudicial Killings 12 July 2016

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“We support President Duterte’s declaration that the fight against drugs and crime must be done with an uncompromising exercise of the rule of law.

However, there have been over a hundred cases of drug -related reported killings in less than a month.

While we are one with the fight against drugs, we are concerned with the growing culture of vigilantism and violence. We hope that the war is not done at the expense of the innocent and defenseless.

We encourage authorities concerned to look into these cases. If there is really culpability, then justice requires that appropriate cases be filed and that those proven to be accountable be punished.

Since the President is a lawyer and former prosecutor, we trust that he will do what is appropriate.”

Leni Lobredo

New photo by @lenirobredo on Twitter. Posted on July 12, 2016.

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