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Philippine police stops controversial prevention drug-related violence

Philippine police stops controversial prevention drug-related violence

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The Philippine police stops for the time being, the controversial war on drugs, first the corruption within their own organisation to tackle, so made the head of the police Ronald dela Rosa Monday known.

“Attention all rogues within the police, we are no longer a war against drugs. We now carry war against rascals”, said the Filipino head of the police.

His statement followed after he had announced that antidrugseenheden be dissolved after the murder of a South Korean businessman in the headquarters of the police.

In the fight against drugs, under the leadership of president Rodrigo Duterte would since his arrival last summer, for about six thousand alleged drug offenders were killed. A large part the fault of the police.

Duterte’s war against drugs

Even during his time as president of the Philippines in June 2016, promised Rodrigo Duterte a “relentless” and “sustained” battle against crime. Since then, there are thousands of people executed on suspicion of drug-related crime.
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Funeral director Alejandro Ormeneta said in an interview with news agency AFP has never so much work to be had, but that he wishes that the drug-related murders stop.
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As mayor of Davao City, the 71-year-old politician hard on against criminals. In mid-december he had even in a speech know personally have dealt with criminals to set an example for his agents.
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Prisoners in a jail in Manila sleep on the stairs because the cells are crowded to sit.
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Under the guise of a national “war on drugs”, also known as Project Tokhang called, is the agents and vigilantes allowed suspects to shoot.
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The next of kin of the 2016 killed Michael Siaron mourn at his funeral in the Filipino capital Manila. Siaron was by vigilantes murdered, after president Duterte had called all the drug dealers in the country to kill.
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The Philippine police stops for the time being, the controversial war against drugs, made chief of police and president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, 30 January known at a press conference.
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