- A Facebook user shared his horrifying experience about the extrajudicial killings in the country
- His relative was wrongfully killed and the killers placed drugs in his pocket to make it look like he was a drug addict
- Many netizens have expressed their concern over the increasing number of deaths caused by extrajudicial killings
How would you feel if your relative or close friend is killed in a police operation or by vigilantes because he or she is a suspected drug user/pusher? There are instances where innocents are losing their lives just because someone said they were a drug dealer or user.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s all-out war against the illegal drug trade in the Philippines has received support from many Filipinos who believe in his capability.
However, this war, while it is true that drug users and pushers are being rightly arrested, has also caused the death of thousands of suspected drug users. They were either killed in police operations or by vigilante killings.
Despite of the call for a halt to the killings, there are still many loyal Duterte supporters who believe that killing is necessary and that the lives of those suspected users or pushers do not matter because they are criminals.
Whether you are a supporter or not, this man’s story about extrajudicial killings in the country will make you fear for your and your family’s safety.
This person, who requested to remain anonymous for security reasons, recounts the story of his cousin.
His relative, along with three of his friends, were shot dead even if they were innocent. Read his post below.
The post has gone viral, garnering more than 1100 shares on facebook.
This post is a wake up call, that not all extrajudicial killings are justified. Any person could become a victim and any person could be wrongly accused of being a drug user or pusher. All it takes for the killing to be justified is to accuse the person of being linked to the illegal drug trade.
Netizens commented their concern.
In the comment section, several posted their concerns.
According to Gerick Adolfo, the current actions of vigilantes are tantamount to murder.
Pako Tormo, on the other hand, question whether the country would allow such to occur repeatedly.