Monthly Archives: May 2017

Daily World News Digest, 3 May 2017

Philippines: President Duterte to “look into” illegal detentions

The Gulf Times reported on Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he will “look into the illegal detention of drug suspects” at a secret cell in a Manila police station that has raised new questions about police conduct in his war on drugs. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it discovered the cell at a police station in Manila’s Tondo district, a hotbed of drug-war killings, with 12 people being held without charge, crammed into a tiny, dark, windowless room. The Tondo police chief has been sacked along with about 10 other police officers while the investigation is underway. Thousands of people have been killed since the president launched his campaign against drugs nearly 10 months ago. Duterte said a complaint filed with the International Criminal Court would not stop the campaign.

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