Duterte attacks EU in drugs war

Duterte attacks EU in drugs war

29/03/17

The EU has summoned envoy Alan Deniega to Brussels to explain Philippine President Duterte’s threats to hang EU critics of the country’s death penalty for drug dealers, reports the Philippine Star

In a speech to Filipino-Chinese businessmen Dutetre claimed that the EU wanted to offer substitution drugs to addicts in the country, a claim that the EU later denied.

The EU is working with the WHO and the Department of Health on a voluntary drug rehabilitation programme in Manila.

Duterte has strongly defended his drugs crackdown, which has seen thousands killed, against criticism from international human rights groups, reports in the Strait Times.