Header Ads

header ads

@NYTimes: Life on Duterte's Death Squad

Edgar Matobato describes his 24 years as an assassin for the Davao Death Squad, an organization he said was created by Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines.

He was a member of a hit squad that killed hundreds over the years, taking part in about 50 of the murders himself. One victim was fed to crocodiles, he recalled, and four others were hanged and thrown into the sea.

The self-described hit man, Edgar Matobato, said that Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, presided over the extrajudicial killings of about 1,000 criminal suspects and political opponents when he was mayor of Davao City for most of the past two decades — even ordering some of the killings himself. Read more at NYTimes.com.

I wanted to watch the NY Times' coverage of the NY bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami when I came upon this. SMH.

Post a Comment