Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war

May 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm

United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug-related killings

MANILA, Philippines – Despite Senator Alan Peter Cayetano insisting that there is no new wave of killings, United Nations member states still called on the Philippine government to conduct a “thorough” investigation into extrajudicial killings in the country.

This was what at least 45 countries recommended to the Philippine delegation during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, May 8.

They also urged Philippine authorities to ensure that those behind the killings – either in police operations or through summary executions – are held accountable.

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