July 27, 2020

Philippines’ Duterte renews push for death penalty for drug crimes

Manila (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday drug offenders should be executed by lethal injection, in a fresh push for the death penalty as part of his anti-narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands. In a wide-ranging State of the Nation address, Duterte also admitted the government’s response to the coronavirus epidemic had been “far from perfect” as the number of infections surged past 82,000, with nearly 2,000 deaths. Duterte had been expected to use the annual speech to lawmakers to lay out a roadmap for recovery after the economy contracted with millions of jobs lo…

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