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Philippines police jailed for murdering teenager in Duterte’s drug war

The three police officers were sentenced to up to 40 years in prison by a… trial court…, the first guilty verdict in an extrajudicial killing in the 29-month anti-narcotics campaign, according to human rights advocates. They will not be eligible for parole, the court said.

Close to 5,000 people have died in anti-drugs police operations and more than 2,500 others have been killed by unknown vigilante groups in what police said were drug-related incidents. Human rights advocates said most of the victims who police said had resisted arrests were actually unlawfully killed because there was a pattern to how they were killed. Police denied the allegations, saying they acted in self defence.

Original Article (The Guardian):
Philippines police jailed for murdering teenager in Duterte’s drug war
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