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Latest Duterte Spin to Get Away with Murder: Play the victim and withdraw ICC ratification

“Philippine President
Rodrigo Duterte’s most recent decision to withdraw the State’s ratification of the
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is indicative of his rabid
refusal to be subjected to any and all forms of investigation or scrutiny. The
Duterte regime is defensively peddling the narrative that all casualties in the
drug war occurred during legitimate police operations. Despite this lie, this
murderous regime is aware that there are relatives, witnesses, and individuals
who can expose and demolish its half-baked stories. Thus, Duterte is choosing to
cheat his way out of a mechanism that can potentially prove his culpability,”
said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.

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