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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has taken a crucial step this week that may lead to an official investigation into the thousands of killings linked to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody, yearslong war on drugs.

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International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Hague, Netherlands, June 14, 2021. Bensouda discussed her nine years in office leading investigations and prosecutions by the global court as her tenure comes to an end on June 15, 2021.

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