[From the web] PMPI Statement on the ICC complaint against President Xi Jinping

PMPI Statement on the ICC complaint against President Xi Jinping

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The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) lauds the move of Filipino fisherfolk and former top government officials for filing a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials for crimes against humanity.

On March 15, Filipino fisherfolk in the West Philippine Sea together with former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, filed before the International Criminal Court (ICC) a complaint about environmental damage caused by reclamation and construction of Chinese bases.

The complaint is a brave step against the continuing disregard of the Chinese government of the Philippines’ claim over the West Philippine Sea, which the Duterte government fails to champion.

As we commend the Filipino fishermen who stand to be counted, PMPI also praises Carpio-Morales and Del Rosario for accompanying our Filipino fisherfolk in what may be a long and difficult fight.

This is an important pursuit not only on behalf of the fisherfolk but also on behalf of the future generations and the protection of the marine ecosystem itself.

Read full article @www.pmpi.org.ph

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