NAKAHANDA si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na ipaglaban ang sarili laban sa akusasyong crime against humanity na inihain laban sa kanya sa International Criminal Court (ICC) kaugnay sa kanyang drug war.
Sa kabila nang kahandaan ng Pangulo bilang abogado, kompiyansa si Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque na maibabasura ang nasabing usapin sa ICC.
Paliwanag ni Roque, hindi pa dapat magdiwang ang mga kalaban ng Pangulo dahil preliminary examination pa lang ang isasagawa ng ICC kaugnay sa reklamong inihain ni self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato laban sa Pangulo .
“The President has said that he also welcomes this preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused of the commission of crimes against humanity. This is an opportunity for him to prove that this is not subject to the court’s jurisdiction because of both complementarity that domestic courts and the fact that we have a domestic international humanitarian law statute in our jurisdiction, are reasons enough for the Court not to exercise jurisdiction,” aniya.
“The President has said that if need be, he will argue his case personally before the International Criminal Court. He said he wants to be in Court and put the prosecutor on the stand,” dagdag ni Roque.