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Sri Lanka seeks to “replicate the success” of the ongoing drug war in the Philippines

4 local government officials have been killed in the Philippines in one week, raising the number of mayors and vice-mayors killed during Philippine’s war on drugs to 16. The death toll among citizens has surpassed 12,000 since the campaign began in mid-2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Recently, the Sri-Lanka has announced his intentions to end the 50-year moratorium on executions and “sign death warrants” of drug offenders, seeking to “replicate the success” of the Philippines. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their sentence,” the Sri Lankan President declared to his cabinet. 

Source: Fourth local Philippine official killed in span of one week | Asia Times

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