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The Philippine Drug War

Part of The Big Stories: 2016. The new President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has launched a brutal crackdown on drug crime.

Part of The Big Stories: 2016. The new President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has launched a brutal crackdown on drug crime. Since taking office in June more than three thousand suspects have been killed, many by hired assassins. Might the President's ruthless approach succeed - or simply see his country branded a leading human rights abuser? Jonathan Head's report contains some disturbing images.

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Fri 20 Jan 2017 00:30GMT

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