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Philippines’ Marcos Addresses Australian Parliament Amid Abuses

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, meets with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., at Malacañang palace in Manila, September 8, 2023. © 2023 Earvin Perias/AP Photo Australian lawmakers attending Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s address before a joint sitting of parliament in Canberra on Wednesday should take his human rights rhetoric with a grain of salt. Australian-Philippine relations have improved since President Marcos took office in 2022, replacing Rodrigo Duterte, whose abusive “war on drugs” killed thousands and amounted to crimes…

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