US State Department Report Notes Sharp Rise in Extra Judicial Killings under Duterte Administration

The Philippines has been cited as a country where instances of extrajudicial killings have risen sharply and carried out with impunity in a US State Department report on human rights conditions worldwide. Its release, however, has been overshadowed by criticism that Secretary Rex Tillerson gave the report little attention. President Rodrigo Duterte last year said he would scrap scheduled visits here by American troops after being stung with…

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