This victim of Duterte’s war on the poor with his head wrapped in duct tape & hands bound was dumped on a street in Pasay, Metro Manila in November 2016.
Duterte said: “When you kill criminals, it is not a crime against humanity. The criminals have no humanity. Goddammit.” That may be true for psychotic serial killers like Duterte & his officials but not to us. To us, they are brothers & sisters; they are our own & we take their executions very personally indeed. The shame & indignity of this man’s death adheres to the perpetrators, not to the victim.
Our fullest solidarity with human rights activists standing against Duterte’s death squads. Our deepest sympathy for the victims. May they Rest In Peace.
(Photo by Carlo Gabuco for Human Rights Watch)