Para makabawi sa ‘kasalanan’! Trillanes urges cops to testify vs. Duterte in ICC case
Justice “is coming.”
With this warning, former senator Antonio Trillanes on Friday urged policemen involved in the alleged extrajudicial killing (EJK) of drug personalities to testify against President Duterte to evade prosecution.
Trillanes made the call after the International Criminal Court (ICC) declared that it will complete in 2020 the preliminary examination on the complaint filed against Duterte for the alleged EJK of drug dealers and drug users under his “bloody” war on drug.
“To the members of the PNP (Philippine National Police) who have been a part of the EJKs, you would have to make a decision on whether you would fall with Duterte on being liable for crimes against humanity, or you would partly cleanse your crime by being a witness for the ICC prosecutors,” Trillanes said.
“Now, let me point out the obvious, as Duterte steps down from office in just a little over two years, he would not be able to protect you,” he said in a text message.
Trillanes added, “In fact, even Duterte won’t be able to protect himself.”
In its annual report posted on its website, the ICC said that it may wrap up by 2020 its preliminary investigation into the charge of crimes against humanity filed against Duterte.
The ICC said that it has “significantly advanced” its assessment on whether there was reasonable basis to proceed with the investigation into the situation in the Philippines, particularly on the alleged EJKs committed under the Duterte administration’s war on drugs.