Guevarra tells UNHRC: PH probing death of 5,655 in drug war

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has created an inter-agency body that will look into the 5,655 casualties in the war on drugs campaign.
Speaking online before the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 44th session on Tuesday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he is the chair of the inter-agency body tasked of “conducting a judicious review of the 5,655 anti-illegal drug operations for deaths occurred.”

The 5,655 is the government’s number of deaths in its war on drugs but human rights organizations pegged the number to over 20,000.

Guevarra said the. Philippine National Police is obliged by its internal mechanisms to conduct an investigation even without co…

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