Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, 29 April 2017. REUTERS/Mark Crisanto/Pool
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Duterte was elected last year largely on a law-and-order platform in which he promised to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines by killing tens of thousands of people.Since Duterte took office 10 months ago, police have reported killing 2,724 people as part of his anti-drug campaign.A Filipino lawyer filed a complaint this week against Duterte at the International Criminal Court, accusing him of "mass murder" and alleging that as many as 8,000 people had died in the drug war.Some ASEAN leaders expressed support for Duterte and his drug war.Many Filipinos also continue to support Duterte's drug war, believing that extreme measures must be taken to solve the drug menace.
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