Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP
Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP
The Philippines

UN probe into Duterte’s Philippines drugs war welcomed by activists – but Manila calls move an ‘insult’

  • Activists say the UN investigation will help Filipinos get accountability for the ‘spate of killings’, which has claimed the lives of even toddlers
  • Manila has lambasted the move as baseless and disrespectful, while Duterte mocked Iceland over its role in spearheading the UN resolution

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Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP
Relatives of drug war victims at a memorial mass in Manila on July 9, 2019. Photo: AFP
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