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Die indonesische Polizei hat laut Amnesty in diesem Jahr 60 mutmaßliche Drogenhändler erschossen. Damit folge das Land dem Beispiel der Philippinen. (Zeit online, 16.08.2017)

http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2017-08/amnesty-international-indonesien-drogenhaendler-getoetet-polizei

What would you do if a group of policemen showed up at your doorstep and asked you to pee into a plastic cup for an on-the-spot drug test that could reveal whether or not you had taken shabu or marijuana in the last seven days? 

That is the question residents of Lupang Pangako in Barangay Payatas have been grappling with since June when groups of policemen started going house-to-house, armed with do-it-yourself drug testing kits that show, within seconds, that a person is either positive or negative for the use of those banned substances. (ABS-CBN, 21.08.2017)

http://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/08/20/17/in-payatas-police-do-house-to-house-drug-testing

MANILA.  UNICEF Philippines is deeply concerned about the impact of the war on drugs on Filipino children. The death of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos during the drug raid in Caloocan City and the circumstances of his untimely death in relation to the State’s war on drugs are deeply disturbing. (UNICEF, 22.08.2017)

https://www.unicef.org/media/media_100687.html

In a letter to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), a global network of 177 NGOs, expresses strong support for the Peace Accord signed by the Colombian government and the FARC, while also expressing deep concern regarding intensified, and increasingly militarized, forced coca eradication efforts, especially in areas where communities have already signed crop substitution agreements. (International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), 18.08.2017)

http://idpc.net/media/press-releases/2017/08/global-ngos-express-concern-about-forced-eradication-in-colombia

President admits 'abuses' in war on drugs as demonstrators say death toll has now reached 13,000.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/thousands-demand-killings-duterte-drug-war-170821124440845.html

"Diese Kampagne (von) Shoot-to-Kill wird bis zu meinen letzten Tag bleiben,"

"Ich interessiere mich nicht für Menschenrechte, glauben Sie mir."
"Wenn ein Verdächtiger eine Pistole herauszieht, töte ihn, wenn er es nicht tut, töte ihn sowieso."
Das sind Worte aus dem philippinischen Präsidenten Rodrigo Duterte. Seit seinem Amtsantritt im Juni 2016 ist die geschätzte Zahl der von Polizei oder Paramilitärs Getöteten bereits auf über 7000 von Polizei und Vigilanten gestoßen. Diese Morde werden durch Dutertes „Shoot-to-Kill-Politik“ gefördert.

Die Gefängnisse sind überfüllt mit Menschen, die sich nur aus der Angst vor dem Töten selbst anzeigen.  Duterte führt einen Krieg gegen Drogen -  mit einer eklatanter Missachtung des Lebens Anderer und der Menschenrechte. Polizei und Paramilitärs führen seine Befehle aus und ignorieren vorsätzlich das Recht der Menschen auf einen ordnungsgemäßen, fairen Prozess. Duterte ermutigt sowohl die Polizei als auch die Zivilbevölkerung, bei jeden Verdacht auf Drogenhandel oder sogar Drogenkonsum zu töten, was zu zahlreichen Todesfällen führt, einschließlich derjenigen, die zu Unrecht verdächtigt wurden, darunter Kinder und unschuldige Umstehende.
Da die Philippinen eine Unterzeichnerpartei des Römischen Statuts sind, ist der Internationale Strafgerichtshof für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Völkermord, Kriegsverbrechen oder Verbrechen auf seinem Gebiet zuständig. Wir fordern den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof auf, Dutertes Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit zu untersuchen, vor allem dafür, dass er außergerichtlichen Tötungen angeordnet und unterstützt hat, sowohl während seiner Zeit als Bürgermeister von Davao City und nun als Präsident der Philippinen. Der philippinische Senat hat eine Untersuchung über diese außergerichtlichen Tötungen begonnen, aber ist nicht in der Lage, eine wirksame und unparteiische Untersuchung durchzuführen. … Die Mehrheit der Senatoren im Justizkomitee sind Unterstützer des Präsidenten selbst, und das verspricht nicht einen unvoreingenommenen Blick auf die aktuelle Situation, in der das Land sich befindet. Darüber hinaus hat Duterte gedroht, das Kriegsrecht zu erklären, wenn die philippinische Justiz seinen Krieg gegen Drogen beeinträchtigt. Die Menschen der Philippinen verdienen Gerechtigkeit. Ihr Recht auf Leben, Freiheit und Sicherheit der Person mussdie wiederhergestellt und nicht länger bedroht werden. Als unparteiisches Gremium fordern wir den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof auf, diese Tötungen zu untersuchen und ggf. zu verfolgen.
Diese Petition wird versendet an: Internationaler Strafgerichtshof - Büro des Staatsanwalts

https://www.change.org/p/international-criminal-court-investigate-duterte-for-crimes-against-humanity/nftexp4/fb_share_copy_2/2655912

The head of the Philippines Catholic Church has criticised the government's bloody campaign against drugs.

Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle condemned "those who kill even the helpless“. (BBC, 20.08.2017)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40992618

JAKARTA. Raid, shoot, kill and repeat. Indonesia is replicating the harsh and unprecedented war on drugs launched by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a bid to clamp down on widespread drug trafficking. (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, 14.08.2017)

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/55-dead-in-indonesias-war-on-drugs-with-shoot-on-sight-policy

Manila. The Philippine government’s plan for mandatory drug testing for all college students and applicants seriously threatens their safety and right to education, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 2, 2017, the official Commission on Higher Education, which produces “plans, policies and strategies” for higher education under the office of the president, approved a memorandum order to be implemented at the start of school next year.

The college drug testing plan is a dangerous outgrowth of the Duterte administration’s abusive “war on drugs.” The order permits local governments, the police and other law enforcement agency to “carry out any drug-related operation within the school premises” with the approval of school administrators. This will effectively allow the police to extend their “anti-drug” operations to college and university campuses, placing students at grave risk. (Human Rights Watch, 11.08.2017)

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/08/11/philippines-mandatory-college-drug-tests-imperil-students

MANILA. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in "shock and awe" raids. (France 24, 16.08.2017)

http://www.france24.com/en/20170816-philippines-duterte-praises-police-killings-32-urges-more

‘If they are obstructing justice, you shoot them,’ Rodrigo Duterte tells police officers of activists opposed to his drugs war. (The Guardian, UK, 17.08.2017)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/17/human-rights-watch-philippines-president-duterte-threat

Prosecutors in Texas wrapped up Monday the largest prosecution in US history of white supremacist gang members, after convicting 89 for drug trade and the use of firearms. Prior to this case, only six of the 89 defendants had no previous convictions. The rest had already been convicted of a combined 736 crimes, including burglaries, sex and child abuse and murder. Fifteen were deemed "career offenders". (The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), USA, 15.08.2017)

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6860-us-89-white-supremacists-drug-traffickers-convicted-to-a-millennium-in-jail

Iranian lawmakers have amended the country's strict laws on narcotics, making it harder to put people to death for drug-related crimes. The law could affect hundreds of inmates on death row in the conservative country. (Deutsche Welle, 14.08.2017)

http://www.dw.com/en/iran-eases-death-penalty-laws-for-drug-traffickers/a-40077492

Der philippinische Präsident Duterte ruft zu äußerster Härte gegen mutmaßliche Drogenkriminelle auf. Bei Polizeirazzien im Norden des Landes sind nun 32 Menschen umgebracht worden. (spiegel.de, 16.08.2017)

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/philippinen-polizei-toetet-im-anti-drogenkampf-32-menschen-in-einer-nacht-a-1163047.html

Colombia seeks alternative crops for areas where coca has been king. (BBC, 14.08.2017)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40618363

A top US anti-drug official has cautioned that "bilateral political problems" could result from differences of opinion between the United States and Colombia about how to deal with rising cocaine production in the context of the ongoing implementation of a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group. (insightcrime.org, 04.08.2017)

http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/us-warns-differences-farc-peace-could-cause-relationship-problems-colombia

Editorial: Losing the fight against HIV in the Philippines

The Lancet , Volume 390 , Issue 10095 , 626

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32211-0/fulltext

White opioids: Pharmaceutical race and the war on drugs that wasn't.

Netherland J, Hansen H.

Biosocieties. 2017 Jun;12(2):217-238. doi: 10.1057/biosoc.2015.46.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5501419/

In 2016, coca bush cultivation increased 14 per cent in Bolivia compared to the previous year, according to the latest Coca Crop Monitoring Survey launched today in La Paz by UNODC and the Bolivian Government. In this period, the surface under cultivation increased from 20,200 hectares (ha) to 23,100 ha, following five years of continuous reduction (2011-2015). (UNODC, 19.07.2017)

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2017/July/unodc-monitoring-survey-reports-14-per-cent-increase-of-coca-bush-cultivation-in-bolivia-during-2016.html

Indian authorities have seized a massive 1,500kg (3,300lb) haul of heroin from a ship off the coast of the western state of Gujarat. (BBC, 30.07.3017)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40769942

... fishermen say they have been dumping bodies of dozens of drugs suspects in Manila Bay on the orders of police, who human rights groups accuse of carrying out thousands of extra-judicial killings. (The Age, Australien, 31.07.2017)

http://www.theage.com.au/world/philippine-fishermen-say-they-are-dumping-bodies-in-dutertes-war-on-drugs-20170730-gxlmhz.html

Ozamiz city mayor was among list of officials publicly shamed last year by President Duterte of being linked to drugs. (Al Jazeera, 30.07.2017)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/police-kill-reynaldo-parojinog-wife-drug-raid-170730045938954.html

Combat between Colombia’s security forces and an unidentified illegal armed group forced some 240 locals to flee their homes in the northeast of the country, according to the United Nations.

The fighting has been taking place for days in the municipality of Hacari, Norte de Santander, from where the first reports of combat and displacement began coming in on Tuesday.

Hacari lies on the border of Catatumbo, a coca-rich and lawless area where ELN and dissident EPL guerrillas, and the paramilitary Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC) have primarily been active. (Columbia Reports, 24.07.2017)

https://colombiareports.com/hundreds-displaced-northeast-colombia-amid-combat/

MEXICO CITY. The sight of vehicles set ablaze by cartels has mostly been confined to lawless stretches of Mexico's provinces, so the appearance of burning buses in Mexico City this week has stoked fears that the drug gangs' violence is spreading to the capital. (Reuters, 22.07.2017)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-violence-idUSKBN1A700J

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has expressed concern about a 14-percent increase in areas devoted to coca leaf cultivation in Bolivia. (PanAm Post, 20.07.2017)

https://panampost.com/karina-martin/2017/07/20/un-anti-drug-officials-warn-of-increase-in-bolivian-coca-production/

Following Duterte's violent approach to drug trafficking will not solve Indonesia's drug problem. (Al Jazeera, 26.07.2017)

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/07/jokowi-war-drugs-harm-good-170725101917170.html

Drugs and Development: The Great Disconnect

Julia Buxton, Global Drug Monitor Observatory, Swansea University

Policy Report 2, Januar 2015

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/The%20Great%20Disconnect.pdf

With the purchase of a pomegranate snack bar at the local grocery store, a fruit tree is planted in Afghanistan and a little less illegal opium exists in the world - or so the story goes. (TalkingDrugs, 03.07.2017)

http://www.talkingdrugs.org/poppies-pomegranates-and-prohibition-the-limitations-of-alternative-development

President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the introduction of the death penalty in the Philippines for a range of offences – including drug possession - as his country’s brutal slaughter of people who use drugs continues. (TalkingDrugs, UK, 24.07.2017)

http://www.talkingdrugs.org/philippines-president-duterte-calls-for-the-death-penalty-for-drug-possession

Die Regierung Uruguays startet eine gewagte Initiative: Ab Mittwoch können Bürger Cannabis zum Dumpingpreis kaufen - in der Apotheke. Mit dem Preiskampf wollen die Behörden die Macht der Drogenkartelle brechen. (spiegel.de, 15.07.2017)

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/marihuana-legalisierung-uruguay-startet-apotheken-verkauf-a-1157890.html