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(...) a troubling picture of the profile of those being targeted is emerging. (BBC, 03.12.2016)


Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs. (BBC, 04.12.2016, Video, „The Nightshift, 04:48)


Amid a 10-year crackdown on cartels, the drug trade continues and factions have splintered – leaving Sinaloa and CJNG facing off in Colima state. (The Guardian, UK, 28.11.2016)


(...) Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya continues to look for a policy that somehow acknowledges both a common disgust with the "war", and the fact that the public is becoming better educated and more tolerant of its actual dangers. (EDITORIAL BANGKOK POST EDITORIAL COLUMN, 22.11.2016)


(...) this unofficial, effectively autonomous state within Myanmar used to be called the Wild Wa, and as the BBC's Jonah Fisher found, drugs, money and the wildlife trade are flourishing. (BBC, 17.11.2016)


Sam Gyimah says use of drones to smuggle drugs and weapons is a 'game-changer'. (The Independent, 01.11.2016) (Mit Video: Holländische Polizei trainiert Adler gegen Dronen)


23 October 2016 - Opium production in Afghanistan rose by 43 per cent to 4,800 metric tons in 2016 compared with 2015 levels, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UNODC. The area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to 201,000 hectares (ha) in 2016, a rise of 10 per cent compared with 183,000 ha in 2015.

Relations between Washington and Manila deteriorate further over Duterte's policies. (Newsweek, 01.11.2016)

Officials in Manila say data being used to support President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign is flawed. (Reuters Investigates, 18.10.2016)


Former Philippine justice secretary Leila de Lima said Duterte's campaign inspired lawlessness. (Newsweek, 24.10.2016)


Seit Juni sind unter Präsident Rodrigo Duterte mehr als 3.500 Dealer und Süchtige getötet worden. 76 Prozent der Bevölkerung stehen hinter der Politik. (taz.de, 20.10.2016)


International court prosecutor says she is deeply concerned in statement apparently aimed at President Rodrigo Duterte. (The Guardian, 14.10.2016)


In an exclusive interview, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discusses his war on drugs and foreign policy. (al Jazeera, 16.10.2016, Video, 23:08)


A glimpse inside the police operations sweeping the Philippines as part of President Duterte's war on drugs. (al Jazeera, 06.10.2016)


Over the past months, thousands of people who use drugs and people suspected of using and/or selling drugs have been killed in the Philippines. The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, is responsible: he has repeatedly encouraged the police and the general public to murder people suspected of being drug users and/or of dealing drugs. As a result, people who use drugs no longer have the right to life in the Philippines. (INPUD, UK, September 2016)


(...) the Philippines' dark underbelly of police raids, dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament. (BBC, 26.08.2016, Video, 03:18)


In den Städten der Philippinen sind Armut und Kriminalität ein Problem. Der Staat führt deswegen einen zweifelhaften Antidrogenkrieg. (zeit.de, 08.09.2016)


Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which will could lead to increased confrontations between authorities and the Shining Path guerrilla group. (insightcrime.org, 11.10.2016)


Salahuddin – On Wednesday Iraqi security forces burned a 16 thousand square meter field planted with opium poppies belonging to ISIS gangs near Sharqat district in Salahuddin province. (IraqiNews.com, 05.10.2016)