Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties

The 73-year old leader’s popularity had not diminished, according to opinion polls
Reuters (UK)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

philippines stop killings2Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police in Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign since June 2016, as well as several thousand more by unknown gunmen who authorities have described as vigilantes, or rival gang members. Rights groups and critics of the campaign say some of the killings were summary executions. He also reiterated that he would not allow the police and the military to go to jail for killing drug users and pushers.