In this file photo, Nanette Castillo grieves next to the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. AFP / NOEL CELIS
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Two campaigners investigating alleged human rights abuses have been shot dead in the Philippines, authorities said Wednesday, deepening concerns that a "climate of impunity" is threatening rights activists.Human rights groups say the Philippines has long suffered from a culture where powerful figures feel they can get away with murder, including that of activists and journalists.Karapatan said in a statement that armed men working for a local mayor had blocked the mission, harassed and shadowed the investigating team even before the attack.
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