Philippines police plant evidence to justify killings in drug war, says report

Human Rights Watch says President Rodrigo Duterte bears ultimate responsibility for the deaths of thousands
The Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 2, 2017

phillipines drugwarHuman Rights Watch has accused Philippines police of falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in the government’s war on drugs that has caused more than 7,000 deaths, and pointed the finger at president Rodrigo Duterte as being ultimately responsible. HRW said in a report that Duterte and other senior officials instigated and incited the killings of drug suspects in a campaign that could amount to crimes against humanity. The United Nations should create an independent investigation to determine responsibility and ensure accountability, the report said.