The mounting deaths linked to the Philippine government's violent crackdown against illegal drugs requires investigation, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, ahead of her bilateral talks with President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Our view is that number of deaths certainly requires investigation and oversight, at the very least," Ardern said in several reports by New Zealand news outfits.
"There have been attempts by the international community, is my understanding, and I believe those have not been accepted," she added. "But certainly it would be a concern of any country to see that level of death as a consequence of that policy."
Radio New Zealand reported that A...
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