US 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

US 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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