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Philippines Dismisses Grave-Threats Case Against Ex-Leader Rodrigo Duterte

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A Philippine prosecutor has dismissed a criminal complaint of grave threats against former President Rodrigo Duterte due to lack of evidence.

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Quezon City Deputy City Prosecutor Leilia Llanes approved the dismissal of the complaint filed by House of Representatives Deputy Minority Leader France Castro for “want of sufficient evidence,” according to a copy of the resolution on Jan. 9 but released to media on Friday.

In October, Castro, Duterte’s political opponent, alleged that the former president during a television show threatened to kill her, and that the continued spread of his remarks presented dangers to her life, liberty and security.

The 78-year-old former president, known for his fiery, often expletives-ridden remarks, denied the accusation.

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