Pinabulaanan ng Embassy of France ang pahayag ni President Rodrigo Duterte ukol sa kanilang criminal law.
Ayon kay Duterte, sa France ay pinaiiral ang “guilty until proven innocent” habang kabaliktaran naman sa Pilipinas.
“French? [Expletive]. She should just go home. They can detain a person almost indefinitely, under French law. And the French law says you are guilty, and you have to prove your innocence. Here, the presumption is you are innocent,” ayon kay Duterte.
Naglabas naman ng pahayag ang France ukol dito at pinabulaanan ito.
“We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty is at the core of the French judicial system, based on the principles enshrined in the French Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of August 26, 1789,” ayon sa French Embassy.
Dagdag pa ng France, naniniwala sila sa importansya ng karapatang pantao at due process sa lahat ng mga bansa kabilang ang Pilipinas.
“France strongly believes in the importance of the rule of law, due process and respect for human rights in all countries, including the Philippines,” ani French Embassy.