World Asia 20 Feb 2017 Ex-cop says Duterte ...

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

AP
Published Feb 20, 2017, 12:35 pm IST
Updated Feb 20, 2017, 12:35 pm IST
Human rights lawyers who presented Arthur Lascanas at news conference Monday said his allegations could be grounds for impeaching Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: AP)
 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: AP)

Manila: A retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a city mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect and his entire family and a critical radio commentator.

Human rights lawyers who presented Arthur Lascanas at a news conference Monday said his allegations could be grounds for impeaching Duterte. There was no immediate comment from Duterte or his office.

 

Lascanas comments come after he denied at a Senate hearing last year that he was involved in any extra-judicial killings in southern Davao city. He said Monday he was bothered by his conscience and decided to reveal his role.

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