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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