Stop the Killings - Withdraw US Policing Aid to Philippines

Dear President Obama and Secretary Kerry,

The mass murder and detention of people suspected of using or selling drugs in the Philippines is a human rights violation and public health disaster of the highest degree. Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30, more than 3,000 people have been murdered and 700,000 have turned themselves into authorities in fear for their lives. President Duterte is directly responsible, calling on Filipinos to “feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun,” and pledging to protect any such murderers from prosecution. He has also invoked the Holocaust and said he would happily “slaughter” three million drug addicts. This deadly stigmatization of people who use drugs represents not only an immediate disaster, but will also have long term health effects that perpetuate the AIDS epidemic.

We call on both of you, President Obama and Secretary Kerry, to publicly speak out and strongly condemn the killing of Filipino drug suspects. We also ask that you  immediately withdraw your July 27, 2016 pledge of $32 million in new funding for law enforcement in the Philippines until President Duterte acts to:

  • Immediately end the incitements to kill people suspected of using or dealing drugs,

  • Fulfill international human rights obligations, such as the rights to life, health, due process and a fair trial, as set out in the human rights treaties ratified by the Philippines, and

  • Promote evidence-based, voluntary treatment and harm reduction services for people who use drugs instead of compulsory rehabilitation in military camps.

 

Will you sign?

  • Pavlo Skala
    signed via 2016-10-11 08:12:28 -0400
  • Elliot Williams
    signed 2016-10-11 07:30:52 -0400
  • Еlena Purick
    signed via 2016-10-11 06:19:15 -0400
  • Anna Marriott
    signed 2016-10-11 05:59:48 -0400
  • Benjamin Fasching-Gray
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-11 05:49:51 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings
  • Benjamin Fasching-Gray
    signed 2016-10-11 05:49:18 -0400
  • Iryna Zharuk
    signed via 2016-10-11 05:20:04 -0400
  • Anton Basenko
    signed via 2016-10-11 05:06:05 -0400
  • Karen Johnson
    @karen1mullin tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-11 04:53:11 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings http://www.healthgap.org/stop_the_killings?recruiter_id=15916
  • Karen Johnson
    signed 2016-10-11 04:52:56 -0400
  • Mike Podmore
    signed 2016-10-11 03:35:59 -0400
  • Anna Oliynyk
    signed via 2016-10-11 03:28:19 -0400
  • Nonna Gurina
    signed via 2016-10-11 03:23:52 -0400
  • John Stephens
    signed 2016-10-11 03:22:25 -0400
  • Valentina Valter
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-11 03:21:29 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings
  • Andriy Klepikov
    signed 2016-10-11 03:12:48 -0400
  • Chloe Forette
    signed 2016-10-11 02:41:12 -0400
  • Jamila Headley
    signed 2016-10-11 01:49:01 -0400
  • Laurie Wen
    signed 2016-10-10 23:27:15 -0400
  • Nestor Rogel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-10 23:12:50 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings
  • Nestor Rogel
    signed 2016-10-10 23:12:28 -0400
  • Sandra Cramer
    signed 2016-10-10 22:47:27 -0400
  • Michael Anthony Snai
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-10 22:43:26 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings
  • Michael Anthony Snai
    @AnthonySnai tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-10 22:43:24 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings http://www.healthgap.org/stop_the_killings?recruiter_id=20325
  • Michael Snaith
    signed 2016-10-10 22:42:57 -0400
  • Chanelle Diaz
    signed 2016-10-10 22:24:01 -0400
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    signed 2016-10-10 21:18:27 -0400
  • Mary Beth Levin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-10 20:14:25 -0400
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Obama to withdraw US aid until Philippines stops murder of drug suspects #stopthekillings
  • Mary Levin
    signed 2016-10-10 20:10:08 -0400
  • ginger witmer
    signed 2016-10-10 18:44:37 -0400

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