More than 7,000 people have been killed since summer 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte launched his campaign to wipe out drug dealers and users. The rule of law has in effect been suspended. Police and vigilantes have carte blanche.
Some 10,000 have taken to the streets of Manila to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drugs campaign. More than 7,000 people have been killed since Duterte vowed to wipe out drug dealers and users.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was recently forced to suspend police involvement in carrying out his nationwide war on drugs. But not much has changed on the ground. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
The investigation by Amnesty International (AI) has documented how police in the Philippines were paid per body. The operations were part of President Duterte's war on drugs, which has killed thousands of individuals.
The Philippine police chief has withdrawn the national police force from the controversial anti-drug operation. More than 7,000 drug-related killings have taken place since it began in July.
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