U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

FILE PHOTO: Activists and families of drug war victims display placards during a protest against the war on drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon city, Metro Manila in Philippines, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since he was elected […]

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