Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he is not threatened by the complaints lodged against him before the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying that he is willing to be indicted and convicted if it means protecting the interest of the Filipino people.
"Do not worry about me. I can face the ICC.
Duterte's statement came in the wake of the ICC's action to launch a preliminary examination his anti-drug campaign amid allegations that police resorted to extrajudicial means to kill drug suspects.
Duterte said on Monday that the ICC move would not stop him from contriving his war on drugs.
"The war or the drive against drugs will not stop and it will last until the day I step out," Duterte said.
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