International Criminal Court denied an appeal by the Philippines government to put off the resumption of the probe
Constantino de Juan’s remains being blessed by Vincentian priest Father Danny Pilario as his children look on. (Photo supplied)
Published: March 29, 2023 11:58 AM GMT
The International Criminal Court rejecting the Philippine government’s appeal to suspend a probe into the ‘war on drugs’ has reignited hope among families of victims.
The ICC’s Appeals Chamber rejected the appeal on March 27 reviving hopes of justice among the families of some 29,000 people, who were killed in the anti-drug campaign of former President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.
Lourdes de Juan, 36, widow of the slain drug suspect Constantino de Juan, said she had waited “long enough” to have an “independent” body investigate the killings.
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