The human rights situation in the Philippines has deteriorated significantly following the launch of a violent anti-drug campaign by President Rodrigo Duterte shortly after he took office almost one year ago on June 30, 2016.
Last February, Matt Wells, Amnesty’s Senior Crisis Response Advisor, blogged about the impact of the “war on drugs”. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattFWells.
As Analyn* was preparing a bottle of milk for her infant child, she heard a knock at the door. One of her husband’s friends answered it. She heard him say, “Sir, please don’t. There’s nothing here,” – and then a gunshot. The police stormed the house, shooting and killing 4 more men, including her husband.