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EX-PNP CHIEF DELA ROSA DARES HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH TO FILE CASE OVER DRUG WAR



A day before his retirement, PNP Chief Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa challenged the international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) to file a case against him over the administration's drug war.

The rights group claimed, Dela Rosa should be held accountable for thousands of deaths under the government's campaign agaist illegal drugs.

In a statement, Human Rights Watch researcher Carlos Conde on Tuesday said, Dela Rosa will leave a "sordid human rights record unmatched since the Marcos dictatorship.”

According to Dela Rosa, instead of making noise, the group should file a case against him to prove their allegations.

He also questioned critics for not mentioning the death of police officers killed during anti-drug operations.

Dela Rosa maintained, he is ready to face all accusations of human rights abuses thrown against him.

He added, the PNP can prove that the abuse accusations were not true.

Dela Rosa retired Thursday, and was appointed by the president to head the Bureau of Corrections.