Since becoming president of the Philippines in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has led an aggressive anti-drug campaign that human rights organizations estimate has killed 27,000 people. The government has been accused of offering police officers rewards to conduct extrajudicial killings and stage crime scenes.
Duterte’s justifications were broadcast on state media. The killings and bodies have been captured by cellphones, CCTV cameras, and citizen journalists.
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