The Philippines added a UN human rights worker to the country's 'terror hit list'


  • The Duterte administration created a 600-person terror watchlist and declared a top UN human rights investigator as an affiliate of terrorists.
  • The UN rapporteur told Reuters that the accusation was “baseless, malicious and irresponsible.”
  • In response the UN high commissioner for human rights said that President Duterte was in need of "some sort of psychiatric examination."

The Duterte administration has created a 600-person terror watchlist that includes a top UN human rights investigator.

The Philippines' Department of Justice filed the list in a Manila court last month seeking approval for calling the individuals terrorists, according to Reuters. Once declared a terrorist, the government can surveil and monitor funds more closely.

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