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Duterte’s war on drugs is unjustified, says Mgr Pabillo
The war on drugs “is nothing but extra-judicial killing". More than 12,000 people have died in police operations. Church outreach towards addicts and families includes relief and rehabilitation. Government figures about drug addiction are inflated.
20/02/2016 12:00:00 MYANMAR
Burmese army and the police “preventing destruction of opium fields"
Pat Jasan anti-drug activists targeted: three workers injured by a mine, another shot dead. The group, affiliated to the Kachin Christian movements, has been banned. Myanmar is the second largest producer in the world after Afghanistan. Crops are a major business and a commodity of political exchange between the military and ethnic groups.
Dhaka, former Catholic drug addict starts rehabilitation centre
Barnard Howlader established in 2007, the NGO Freedom From Addiction In Trusted Home (Faith).Treatments successful in 100% of cases. Founder: "I was a drug addict, Jesus on the cross healed me."
Christmas carols competition held to keep Bangladeshi kids away from drugs and alcohol
Organised by MAGIS Bangla, a Jesuit-run youth group, the singing competition attracted 13 groups. A girls' school took away the first prize.
As opium production declines people leave the Golden Triangle
02/09/2017 10:00:00 JAPAN
Tokyo, 900,000 gamblers addicted to pachinko. But the government wants to legalize the casinos
University study denounces real situation. Rehabilitation to overcome addiction. The first casino could be opened by 2023.
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