Top court up­holds mar­tial law

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The Supreme Court on Tues­day up­held as con­sti­tu­tional Pres­i­dent Rodrigo Duterte’s im­po­si­tion of 60 days of mil­i­tary rule on a south­ern is­land, a rul­ing that would re­in­force unity in the fight against mil­i­tancy, his spokesman said. Duterte placed the is­land of Min­danao un­der mil­i­tary rule on May 23, hours af­ter hun­dreds of pro-Is­lamic State mil­i­tants seized con­trol of the town of Marawi.

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