>> Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte often brags about his deadly crack out on drugs. But now the International Criminal Court will examine a complaint that Duterte committed crimes against humanity.>>
The complaint claims that Duterte is complicit in the deaths of thousands of Filipinos during his brutal war on drugs.
But a spokesman for the president said that Duterte was sick and tired of being accused of committing crimes. About 4,000 mostly poor Filipinos have been killed by police in the past 19 months. Activists believe the death toll is much higher. Duterte threatened to cancel his country's membership of the ICC, and accused the internal community of bias.
He has boasted about killings, and told police they can kill suspects if they believe their lives are in danger.>> You are free to kill the idiots.>> Leading his critics to accuse him of incitement to murder, and of refusing to properly investigate allegations that police are planting evidence, fabricating reports, and executing people with impunity.