US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: APUS Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: AP
US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: AP

Rodrigo Duterte’s pardon for marine who killed transgender Filipino a ‘charade’ to keep US military in Philippines: family’s lawyer

  • Law group that represented family of Jennifer Laude questions decision to pardon Joseph Scott Pemberton, who drowned her in a toilet bowl in 2014
  • Centre for International Law Manila claims decision by Philippine president is ‘part of bigger deal’ involving arms sales and the South China Sea

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: APUS Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: AP
US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has been pardoned for the 2014 killing of a transgender woman in the Philippines. Photo: AP
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