Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’ – UN rights chief

ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

via Agence France-Presse – The UN human rights chief said Friday, March 9, that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”.

Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including reportedly filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said “it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation.”

Zeid and other UN rights officials have focused significant attention on Duterte’s controversial drug war.

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