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In the anti-drug fight in the Philippines

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In the anti-drug fight in the Philippines, the first verdict against police officers fell.

A court found it proven that the men have targeted a 17-year-old killed in a deployment in the capital Manila. The police were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Philippine President Duterte leads since his inauguration in 2016, a tough and internationally much criticized „war on drugs.“ Several thousand people have been shot dead by security personnel – including criminals and people who have nothing to do with drugs.