Philippines Duterte Urges Citizens to Shoot Drug Dealers
The Philippine president-elect has a new program to fight crime.
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said people should go after drug dealers themselves.
In a speech, he said people with guns should shoot and kill drug dealers who refuse to be taken to a police station. The same is true, he said, if drug dealers threaten people with a gun or a knife.
"Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have a gun ... you have my support," Duterte said. "Shoot him, and I'll give you a medal."
His speech was reported on by the Associated Press.
Duterte won the May 9 presidential election on a promise to end crime and corruption within six months of taking office.
But his tough talk during and immediately after the presidential election has alarmed some. Human rights groups said that citizens could use the president's words to kill people they don't like by saying they were drug dealers.
Rafendi Djamin is Amnesty International's Director for South East Asia and the Pacific. "As leader of the Philippines, the president-elect must protect and uphold human rights, not reject them," he said. "That includes the right to life, due process and fair trial."
As the longtime mayor of Davao City, Duterte put in tough penalties for crime. But Human Rights Watch said he went too far, using death squads to kill more than 1,000 people.
I'm Bruce Alpert.
1.drug dealers 毒贩
Murderers and drug dealers are the dregs of society.
2.fight crime 打击犯罪
Women now have the ability to fight crime and defend their countries in war.
3.human rights 人权
The speaker made an eloquent appeal for human rights.
4.police station 警局
The thief was seized and turned over to a police station.
1.President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said people should go after drug dealers themselves.
go after 追赶；追逐
I don't go after fame or money.
There are too many people who go after a slogan, who simplify things down.
2.Duterte won the May 9 presidential election on a promise to end crime and corruption within six months of taking office.
taking office 上任
Within a few days of taking office he had become the most unpopular man in the company.
他上任没几天, 就成了公司里最不得人心的人 。
He pointed to the actions taken by his administration since taking office in January.
新任总统罗德里戈·杜特尔特（Rodrigo Duterte）表示，民众可以自己追捕毒贩 。
杜特尔特在演讲中提到，持枪民众可以击毙拒捕毒贩 。他说，如果毒贩用刀枪威胁民众，也可以直接击毙他们 。
杜特尔特表示，“民众可以随时报警，如果有枪的话你也可以自己动手，我支持你 。击毙他，我会给你一枚奖章 。”
一些权益组织对其在总统选举期间及大选结束后的一些强硬言论感到震惊 。人权组织表示，民众会借总统的言论枪毙自己讨厌的人，然后污蔑他们是毒贩 。
Rafendi Djamin是国际特赦组织东南亚和太平洋地区负责人 。他表示，“作为菲律宾总统，他必须保护和维护人权，而不是置之不理 。人权包括生存权、程序正义和公正审判 。”
杜特尔特担任达沃市市长以来一直严厉打击犯罪 。但人权观察组织表示，他命令敢死队私下处决了超1000名罪犯，做得太过火了 。