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Philippines's Duterte Voids Amnesty of Critical MP, Orders His Arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revoked an amnesty granted to an opposition lawmaker who has become one his fiercest critics and ordered his arrest. Senator Antonio Trillanes received amnesty in 2011 for his involvement in a failed 2003 coup against then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for her alleged corruption and mismanagement when he was a military officer, as well as leading a military uprising against her four years later. The arrest order printed in the Manila Times Tuesday, says the amnesty was voided because Trillanes failed to comply with all its requirements, including an admission of guilt.   Trillanes has accused Duterte of corruption and denounced his brutal crackdown on illicit drug traffickers and criminals, which has led to the deaths of thousands of people and sparked an investigation by the International Criminal Court.   Trillanes told reporters in the Philippine Senate that Duterte's order was "a clear case of political...

 

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