Philippines: Duterte’s deadly war on drugs could be investigated by ICC

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    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has called for an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs war in the Philippines.

    Fatou Bensouda says crimes against humanity could have been committed, and that as many as 30,000 civilians were killed, mostly, she claimed, by members of the security forces.

    And a warning: this report contains distressing images from the start and offensive language.

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