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Duterte warns he’ll order shooting of human rights advocates

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DRUG WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption on August 16, 2017, reiterates that his war on drugs will remain unrelenting despite the criticism. Malacañang photo

‘Para makita talaga kung anong klaseng human right,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte about his latest threat

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 22017) — Amid criticism of his drug war from human rights groups, President Rodrigo Duterte said he might just order police to shoot them so they would know what real human rights violations are like. Continue reading Duterte warns he’ll order shooting of human rights advocates

HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

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TARGETS. Human rights advocates have been on the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades and threats over their criticism of his war on drugs.

The New York-based organization says President Rodrigo Duterte has placed ‘targets’ on the backs of human rights advocates

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte should retract his threat against human rights advocates “before there is more blood on his hands,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, August 17. Continue reading HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

Rights groups ask UN to condemn drug-related killings in PH

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A picture made available on 15 July 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, 03 July 2016. Close to 60,000 drug dependents nationwide have surrendered since the Duterte administration began its intensified campaign against illegal drugs, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. According to local news reports, at least 43 alleged drug traffickers have been neutralized and 300kg of shabu, a highly addictive and harmful methamphetamine whose use is widespread in the Philippines, has been confiscated. EPA/STR

Some 300 NGOs say the approach of the Duterte administration ‘clearly deviates from important global norms for the implementation of drug control policies’

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 2, 2016) — A network of non-governmental organizations (NGO) has urged international drug control agencies to condemn the “alarming” increase in the number of drug suspects killed in the Philippines.  Continue reading Rights groups ask UN to condemn drug-related killings in PH