Philippines president promises 'no let up' in brutal anti-drugs crackdown

Authorities have recorded at least 240 deaths related to the drugs trade since Mr Duterte took power
The Independent (UK)
Monday, July 25, 2016

roberto-duterteThe Philippines leader known as “The Punisher” has defended his government’s brutal crackdown on the drugs trade in his inaugural State of the Nation address, insisting complaints about human rights would not deter him from his campaign against criminality. Some 120,000 people had surrendered to police in the past month as a result of his crackdown, 70,000 of them drug dealers, he claimed. (Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte 'not afraid of human rights' concerns over drugs crackdown)