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Duterte drug war

Philippine Court Denies Bail to Prominent Duterte Critic

Philippine Court Denies Bail to Prominent Duterte Critic

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision came after Leila De Lima was acquitted on the second of three politically motivated drug cases last month.

Philippines Refuses to Cooperate With ‘Unacceptable’ ICC Drug War Investigation

Philippines Refuses to Cooperate With ‘Unacceptable’ ICC Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, the International Criminal Court ordered the restarting of its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's violent "war on drugs."
Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt

Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt

By Sebastian Strangio
The "near death experience," as former Senator Leila de Lima characterized it, highlights the peril she has faced since her imprisonment on spurious drug charges in 2017.

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
Judges say that the “specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder” has been met in the sanguinary crackdown.

Philippine President Duterte Unabashedly Threatens to Kill Drug Dealers

Philippine President Duterte Unabashedly Threatens to Kill Drug Dealers

By Jim Gomez
Duterte devoted most of a rambling, nearly three-hour televised speech to non-pandemic topics he has addressed repeatedly in the past.

Duterte: Hold Me Responsible for Killings in Drug Crackdown

Duterte: Hold Me Responsible for Killings in Drug Crackdown

By Associated Press
"If you get killed, it's because I'm enraged by drugs," Duterte said. 

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 

Duterte Threatens Criminals, Seeks Death Penalty for Drugs 

By Associated Press
The Philippine president is also seeking emergency powers and urging the return of the death penalty for drug crimes.
Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

Duterte’s Drug War a Failure, Says Philippines Vice President

Duterte’s Drug War a Failure, Says Philippines Vice President

By Associated Press
Leni Robredo issued a scathing critique of the one of the president's most controversial policies.

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.

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