A rare survivor of a Philippine drug raid takes the police to court

The case comes as the antidrug program has been temporarily suspended
The New York Times (US)
Friday, February 10, 2017

philippines duterte delarosaAs the only known survivor of a so-called buy-bust operation, Mr. Morillo has provided a chilling first-person account that challenges the government’s assertion that the thousands of suspects killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s antidrug campaign were killed by the police in self-defense. And his testimony lies at the heart of the first court case to challenge that campaign. According to his sworn affidavit, none of the five suspects were drug users and none were armed. (See also: Rodrigo Duterte says drug war will go on as police plan purge | Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war)