Philippines: Report details widespread human rights abuses by gov't
Al Jazeera, 15 Sep 2021
The Global Council of The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) says there have been systematic, state-sponsored and sustained human rights violations being committed by the Philippine government against its own people during the past five years.
And the coronavirus pandemic has not slowed the abuses - instead, the group says, attacks against activists, environmental advocates and rights workers have intensified.
The UN has received a third report from ICHRP, which warns that urgent action is needed, to address a crisis sparked by President Rodrigo Duterte's “war on drugs”.
Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila, Philippines.
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