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Duterte signs controversial Philippine anti-terror bill into law

Move strengthens fight against insurgencies but comes amid widespread opposition

Hundreds of Filipinos march in Quezon City on June 4, urging Philippine legislators to scrap an anti-terror bill that human rights activists fear could be used to suppress free speech and harass those who challenge President Rodrigo Duterte.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed into law a contentious anti-terrorism measure despite mounting opposition and fears that it targets critics of the government.

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