Duterte, Trudeau clash over human rights issues


Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was a “personal and official insult” when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked to him on Tuesday about human rights and extrajudicial killings in the country.

Trudeau was apparently one of the only leaders at a regional summit in Manila to bring up the issue, expressing his concern over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines in talks with Duterte.

While Trudeau said Duterte was “receptive” to his comments, the Philippine leader reiterated his warning to foreign leaders to “lay off” the issue.

“I will not answer to any other bullshit, especially to foreigners,’’ he said.

Duterte has been widely criticised for a spate of killings related to his administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, which has left thousands dead.

Trudeau told a news conference before…

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