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‘Tagum Death Squad’ Killed 298 People, Including Kids, in 5 Years—HRW

By: Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
07:10 PM May 21st, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Human Rights Watch bared on Wednesday, the existence of a “death squad” carrying out extrajudicial killings in Davao del Norte, allegedly backed by local officials including a former town mayor.

In a 71-page report, the HRW detailed the activities of the “Tagum Death Squad,” which carried out at least 298 extrajudicial killings of undesirables from 2007 to 2013, for which no one was prosecuted.
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