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Human rights coalition appeals to stop ‘extrajudicial killings’

Photo by DZRH Boy Gonzales
Photo by DZRH Boy Gonzales

A human rights coalition has asked the Duterte administration to stop the extra judicial killings in the country.

It is the appeal of In-Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) – a coalition of more than 30 non-government organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups.

In a press conference, the group stressed that the administration should not set aside human rights in the fight against illegal drugs activities.

The group explained that they do not question the President’s mandate to stop illegal drugs, but the death of drug peddlers and users while allegedly resisting arrest is despicable.

The group called the consecutive killings that seemed acceptable to the public “abnormal.”

The group added that if the administration is sincere in its campaign against illegal drugs, it should create a concrete policy to combat the crime.

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