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Extrajudicial Killings In Philippines "War on Drugs"

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has held office a little over a month. He’s made international headlines for his abrasive style and extremely violent methods in dealing with crime. Nicknamed “Duterte Harry” and “The Punisher’, he’s threatened to personally kill suspected drug dealers and drug users. 

The Philippine Daily Inquirer prints a twice-weekly “Kill List”, which counts the number of killings of suspected drug dealers and drug users by police and vigilantes. Duterte has created such a climate of fear and intimidation that hundreds or thousands of people have turned themselves into authorities because they feel prison is safer than being in public. 

Human Rights Watch has condemned Duterte’s methods. We talk about his presidency with Phelim Kine, deputy director in Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division

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