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First Conviction of Officers in Philippines ‘Drug War’

Expand Mourners display a streamer during a funeral march for Kian delos Santos, a 17-year-old student who was shot during anti-drug operations in Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines August 26, 2017. © 2017 Reuters A Philippine court on November 29 convicted three police officers for the murder of Kian delos Santos, a 17-year-old from Caloocan City in Metro Manila. His August 16, 2017 killing, which was caught on CCTV, enraged many Filipinos and underscored the brutality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs.” The trial court sentenced police officers Arnel Oares, Jeremias Pereda, and…

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