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Shoot female rebels 'in the vagina': Robert Duterte

Shoot female rebels 'in the vagina': Robert Duterte

Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming President, appeared to encourage Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to shoot at female rebels in the Asian country in their private parts. He then said that women are "useless" without their vaginas.

"Tell the soldiers. There's a new order coming from the mayor", Duterte said last week. The anger against the President of Philippine came in after President Duterte, directed his soldiers to target women rebels by shooting them in the vagina.

Human Rights Watch researcher Carlos Conde also shared a statement describing Duterte's comments as "misogynist, derogatory and demeaning".

The left-wing group Karapatan, Alliance For The Advancement Of People's Rights, said the President "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of worldwide humanitarian law".

Following the derogatory remarks by Rodrigo Duterte, a Human Rights Watch based in NY noted that this was not the first time that the Philippine President made such demeaning remarks against the women.

Addressing a group of former rebels at the Presidential Museum and Library last week, Duterte said that soldiers should take action to counter the threat of female opposition.

Duterte suggested he would pay the equivalent of nearly $400 for "every NPA you kill".

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He added that women would be "useless" without their genitals.

Gabriela Women's Party, a feminist group, condemned Duterte as a "macho-fascist" and said his remark "takes state terrorism against women and the people to a whole new level".

"It encourages state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflict, which is a violation of worldwide humanitarian law", the statement added.

Duterte said he has told European officials he won't attend an upcoming meeting between Southeast Asian and European leaders.

"I mean, that's amusing".

Duterte is now under investigation by the International Criminal Court for his "war on drugs" which has seen almost 4,000 people killed in vigilante-style executions since he came to power in June 2016.

In the year 2016, Duterte joked about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary in 1989.