ICC to probe alleged crimes in Philippines, Venezuela

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The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched initial probes on Feb. 7 into alleged crimes against humanity during the “war on drugs” in the Philippines and political upheaval in Venezuela.

“Since 2016, I have closely followed the situations” in both the Philippines and Venezuela, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement.

Elo 7gAfter “a careful, independent and impartial review… I have decided to open a preliminary examination into each situation.”

In the Philippines, her office would “analyze crimes allegedly committed… since at least 1…

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