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Duterte warns 50,000 could die

World | May 19, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to behead opponents of his drug war and warns 50,000 people could die in the crackdown, after rejecting European Union aid in response to its criticism of the killings.

"Don't trust those human rights critics; if you do I will cut off your heads," Duterte said in a speech to inaugurate a bridge in the southern Philippines.

"I will not be influenced by any fear. Jail me. So jail me. If they say I should be jailed, okay. Fine. I'll pay the price."

Duterte said human rights activists had alleged that 10,000 people had died in his drug war.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE



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