HRW: COVID-19 lockdown violators in Philippines abused

Al Jazeera reports that Human Rights Watch (HJR) has pointed out what the group says are human rights violations happening in the Philippines, during enforcement of coronavirus lockdown rules.

Rights group say the Philippine government’s strict enforcement of lockdowns has led to rising human rights violations committed by police.

Human Rights Watch has issued a statement. It is asking the Philippine government to immediately investigate all reports of abuses and hold officers committing rights violations accountable.

More than 100,000 people have been arrested for violating the curfew.

And the United Nations describes the country’s response as “highly militarised”.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.

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