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[RTE News] Human rights groups alarmed over extrajudicial killings in Philippines crackdown. (17 Aug 2016)

URL: http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0817/809915-philippine...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his government is willing to face any inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of suspected drug dealers and users as human rights groups express alarm over extrajudicial killings.

Nearly 600 suspected drug peddlers and users have been killed in police operations since Mr Duterte took power six weeks ago, police say, but rights groups put the number at more than 1,000.........


Item Type:News
Source:RTE News
Date:17 August 2016
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Legal rights > Civil rights
MM-MO Crime and law > Legal rights > Rights of persons who use substances (users)
VA Geographic area > Asia

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