The family of Ephraim Escudero, a victim of extrajudicial killing in the Philippines, mourn during his burial at a cemetery in San Pedro city on September 30. President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has killed more than 7,000 people since his election last summer, with polling showing most of the public believe the police have carried out extrajudicial killings. Photo: EPA-EFE

Asia’s violent anti-drug crackdowns are hurting people, not the drug trade

Ruth Dreifuss, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Olusegun Obasanjo say that governments in Asia should look away from coercive means, like the death penalty and long prison sentences, and towards voluntary rehabilitation

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The family of Ephraim Escudero, a victim of extrajudicial killing in the Philippines, mourn during his burial at a cemetery in San Pedro city on September 30. President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has killed more than 7,000 people since his election last summer, with polling showing most of the public believe the police have carried out extrajudicial killings. Photo: EPA-EFE
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