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Drug raids illegal, say 2 SC justices

Police raids on houses of drug suspects without judicial warrants violated the antitorture law and other individual rights enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, two Supreme Court justices said on Tuesday. At the opening of oral arguments in two petitions challenging President Duterte s brutal war on drugs, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asked human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno, who represented some of the petitioners, about incidents of policemen barging into the houses of drug suspects without court

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