Five-year-old Danica May became the youngest reported victim of the Philippine government’s abusive “war on drugs” on Tuesday. Danica May is just one of more than a thousand Filipinos killed by unidentified gunmen between July 1, when President Roderigo Duterte took office, and August 19. Official statistics show that, in addition, police have killed 712 suspected “drug pushers and users” in the same time period.
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Xenophobia & Islamophobia in Hungary, Czech Republic, France and The Netherlands; Crimea dissident locked up in psychiatric hospital.
Plus: War on Drugs in Philippines and its five-year old victim; anti-LGBT rhetoric in Indonesia and why the world’s biggest Muslim democracy should accept its LGBT citizens; interview & shocking video testimony on assault and gang rape of women in South Sudan.
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“What will happen to us?” “Will they fingerprint us?” was the constant refrain as we watched a human wave of asylum seekers and migrants from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan crossing the Serbia-Hungary border.