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On this week’s episode, Jacob Goldberg speaks to Peter Murphy, chairman of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, also known as ICHRP. ICHRP is a network of organisations in the Philippines and in diaspora communities around the world working to inform the international community about extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Philippines. Philippine human rights groups estimate that up to 30,000 people have been killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and more than 400 have been killed in what appear to be politically motivated attacks. Almost every week, reports emerge of a new massacre, and almost always, these are coordinated attacks, and the victims are workers, poor people, fisherfolk, indigenous leaders and human rights defenders.

In this interview, Jacob and Peter talk about how these killings are aimed at preventing leftist people’s movements and political parties from campaigning.

Jacob Goldberg

Jacob Goldberg is a journalist based in Thailand.