The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity were committed in President Duterte’s war on drugs, which international organizations claimed have killed over 20,000 people since 2016.
“The Office is satisfied that information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes against humanity of murder (article 7(1)(a)), torture (article 7(1)(f)) and the infliction of serious physical injury and mental harm as other inhumane Acts (article 7(1)(k)) were committed on the territory of the Philippines between at least 1 July 2016 and 16 March 2019, in connection to the WoD campaign launched throughout the country,” ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a report released on Tuesday.
Bensouda’s office launched in February 2018 a preliminary examination into the alleged summary killings in the Philippines since July 1, 2016 related to Duterte’s anti-illegal drug campaign. PhilStar
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