Philippines committed to internal investigation of Duterte’s drug war —solicitor general

July 18, 2023 - 8:27 PM
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Activists take part in a rally after 91 people were shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines August 18, 2017. (Reuters/Dondi Tawatao/File Photo)

 The Philippines’ Office of the Solicitor General said on Tuesday the Southeast Asian country remains committed to an internal investigation of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

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The Philippines “will not be deterred” by a ruling of the International Criminal Court rejecting an appeal to stop the ICC’s investigation of the drugs war, it said in a statement.

—Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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