August 14, 2020

Philippine lawyer to withdraw ICC complaint against Duterte

A Philippines lawyer who filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder in a bloody anti-drugs crackdown said on Tuesday he will no longer pursue the case. The complaint filed by attorney Jude Sabio in 2017 is one of several communications to the court calling for Duterte’s indictment over thousands of alleged extrajudicial killings during his campaign against narcotics. “I fervently request that it be expunged or erased from the record, and that it should not be used in any way in the ongoing preliminary examination,” Sabio said in a 28-page letter addressed to ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

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