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ICC temporarily suspends Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ probe

By DW
23 November 2021   |   10:54 am
The International Criminal Court said it was suspending the investigation it launched in September to look into a deferral request by Manila. Human rights groups slammed the decision, urging it to continue work.

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