IWA Condemns the Pardon of Convicted US Marine by Philippine President Duterte

“President Duterte’s decision to grant Pemberton absolute pardon due to “good behavior” exposes Duterte’s complete subservience to US imperial rule, and is an affront to Philippine sovereignty with a complete disregard for the life of Jennifer Laude and all other victims of violence by US militarization. … It further proves that the Philippines is nothing more than a playground for US imperialism, which is ruled by a puppet government whose strings are controlled by the US military.”