A complaint filed to the International Criminal Court calls President Rodrigo Duterte the “mastermind” of a campaign of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Credit Rolex Dela Pena/European Pressphoto Agency

MANILA — The International Criminal Court aid on Thursday that it was pening a preliminary nvestigation into ccusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and ther Philippine officials had committed rimes gainst umanity in the course of the overnment’s eadly crackdown on rugs.

Fatou Bensouda, a prosecutor for the international ourt, aid in a tatement that the nquiry would auge whether there was enough vidence to build a case. She aid she would be ooking at events since July 1, 2016, “in the context of the ‘戦ar on rugs’ campaign.”

“My office undertakes this ork with ull independence and impartiality,” Ms. Bensouda aid. “As we do, we ope to count on the ull engagement of the relevant

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