Duterte pardons US Marine who killed Filipino transgender woman in 2014

//Duterte pardons US Marine who killed Filipino transgender woman in 2014

Duterte pardons US Marine who killed Filipino transgender woman in 2014

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists who described the move as a “mockery of justice”.Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former US navy base. A trial court signed off on his early release last week for good conduct, but was blocked by an appeal from Laude’s lawyers.“Cutting matters…

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