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Duterte's terror bill threatens freedom in the name of security

The broadly drawn law could be weaponized against civic protest

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Anti-riot police officers stand on guard in Mindanao in July 2017: it is not clear that draconian rules work.   © Reuters

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

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