Lawyer behind Duterte probe fears for life


Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio has received death threats from Duterte supporters on social media after his petition with the Hague-based International Criminal Court in April last year against the Philippine president. – AFP pic, February 17, 2018.

PHILIPPINE lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors. Now that a probe into the killings is underway, he fears he too has become a target.

Sabio, who described himself as penniless and on the run, said he had received death threats from Duterte supporters on social media after filing a petition with the Hague-based International Criminal Court in April last year.


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