Philippine minister says no access for UN drugs war probe


The Philippines will not allow access to the UN to probe its war on drugs, calling its human rights experts prejudiced.

The UN Human Rights Council had approved a resolution in July to compile a comprehensive report on President Rodrigo Duterte's three-year crackdown, following concerns about a "staggering" amount of "mysterious" deaths.

The country's Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin, however, dismissed it as a "nothing resolution". 

Duterte's office has gone further, calling it "grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan".

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