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Philippines: UN Rights Council can no longer stay silent on the killing of thousands

Myka, a 3-year old girl, is among the latest victims of President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs in the Philippines. On Sunday, while this Council is considering a long overdue resolution on the Philippines, she died after being shot during a police raid near Manila targeting her father. Myka came from an impoverished urban area, like most of those killed in Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. The authorities admit 6,600 people have been killed over the last three years, though others estimate as many as 27,000 have lost their lives. The authorities claim that all those killed had fought back…

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