The Stop the Attacks Campaign, on March 27, urged Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to call on the Philippine government to stop extrajudicial killings immediately. We are concerned about the escalation of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
The former Shinzo Abe administration had provided the Duterte administration with financial and human support, especially in the security sector. It emphasized “strategic partnership” in the Philippines-Japan Summit Meeting.
However, the Japanese central government has left silent on the extrajudicial killings. No protest.
(1) We urge the Japanese government to call on the Philippine government to stop the extrajudicial killings (EJK) immediately. (2) We urge the Japanese government to call on the Philippine government to give an account of EJK. (3) We urge the Japanese government to call on the Philippine government to accept investigations by the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court as to EJK. (4) We urge the Japanese government to suspend economic and humanitarian assistance to the National Army and the Philippines National Police. The following Japanese ten NGOs and organizations approved of our letter containing a protest, as of March 26: Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGTS OSAKA), FoE Japan, Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC), Japan Lawyers International Solidarity Association (JALISA), Karabaonokai, People to People Aid (Japan P2), Nagoya NGO Center, Network for Indonesian Democracy (NINDJA), KOTOBUKI KYODO CLINIC, Minatomachi Medical Center