Lawyer withdraws ICC complaint vs Duterte, saying it’s just ‘propaganda’

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MANILA, Philippines — In a blow to groups accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of human rights violations, lawyer Jude Josue Sabio on Tuesday said he was withdrawing the complaint he had filed in the International Criminal Court (ICC) charging the President with crimes against humanity in his brutal war on drugs.

In the 28-page sworn statement he was to mail and later personally hand to ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Sabio said he wanted the complaint, which is called a communication, to be “set aside and ‘thrashed’ for being just a part of the political propaganda” of the opposition led by the Liberal Party (LP).

He recommended that the whole case be discarded since it emanate…

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