Executions ‘rampant’ in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty

An agent of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) waits for colleagues to conduct a surveillance operation in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/Files

MANILA (Reuters) – Impunity and unlawful killings are going on unabated in the Philippines, three years into a war on drugs, with a pattern of executions under the guise of police sting operations and a state unwilling to investigate, a rights group said on Monday. London-based Amnesty International urged the United Nations Human Rights Council […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories