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Duterte critic arrested for past rebellion as court revives charges

Opposition senator says Philippine democracy is 'gone'

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes, an opposition leader who has accused President Rodrigo Duterte and his family of amassing billions of ill-gotten wealth, has also sued Duterte for crimes against humanity over the latter’s drug war.    © Reuters

MANILA -- An opposition senator in the Philippines was arrested on Tuesday after a court upheld President Rodrigo Duterte's bid to void an amnesty deal granted to him, one of his most outspoken critics.

A Makati City trial court revived rebellion charges against Senator Antonio Trillanes, an opposition leader who accused Duterte and his family of amassing billions of ill-gotten wealth. Trillanes has also sued Duterte for crimes against humanity over the latter's war on drugs that has killed thousands.

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