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Philippinen. ‘THEY JUST KILL’ - ONGOING EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS AND OTHER VIOLATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES’ ‘WAR ON DRUGS’

In towns and cities across the Philippines, the lethal policy that the government calls the“war on drugs” continues. In the three years since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, thousands of poor people suspected of using or selling drugs, or otherwise linked to drugs, have been killed by police and unknown armed persons. While during thefirst year of Duterte’s tenure as president these killings were fairly well-documented, they often go unreported now, contributing to a perilous normalisation of extrajudicial executions, police abuses, erosion of the rule of law and victimisation of the poor in the country. This situation leavesthe victims’ families feeling even more powerless and isolated than before.

Amnesty International 2019

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ASA3505782019ENGLISH.PDF