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Philippines Publisher Murdered Amid Brutal Drug War

HeadlineDec 22, 2016

In the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for the arrest of those responsible for murdering newspaper publisher Larry Que. Que was shot in the head Monday morning, shortly after he wrote a column alleging “official negligence” over an illegal methamphetamine laboratory recently raided by police. Another journalist who covered the same raid later reported receiving death threats. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched a brutal so-called war on drugs that has seen thousands of people killed by police and vigilantes, and many journalists say they fear they’re now targets.

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