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Above the Law: Police Torture in the Philippines

Headline Title:  Above the Law: Police Torture in the Philippines 04 December 2014 A pervasive culture of impunity for torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force has seen allegations of torture rise year on year in the Philippines, but there has never been a single conviction for torture.Corruption and impunity fuel abuses, with police electrocuting, beating and raping detainees for extortion, entertainment or to extract a confession. In some cases, officers have even tortured suspects to death.Torture by numbers75 – the number of…

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