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Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

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by March 3, 2017 World News

 

 

Manila (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the planned killings as “inhumane”.

The death penalty bill, along with a proposed measure to punish children as young as nine as adult criminals, are key planks of Duterte’s controversial drug war that has already claimed more than 6,500 lives. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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