With the Duterte administration going all out on the war on drugs, there have been numerous cases of collateral deaths and EJKs. In a democratic society, every citizen is considered innocent until it has been proven otherwise. The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act Of 2002, or Republic Act No. 9165, contains all the corresponding punishment for people caught and proven to be guilty of drug related crimes, but the law does not state that death as a form of punishment for suspected drug users and pushers.
BY LAW, only certain acts or actions are clear grounds for any citizen to be investigated, arrested, or compelled to surrender, despite the vigorous push by the Duterte administration to crack down on illegal drugs use and abuse. Read more >
Author Davinci Maru (infographics) and Vino Lucero (research)
News Site PCIJ
Date Published June 9, 2017
Article Link Innocent until proven guilty, yes! Guilty until proven innocent, no!
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