State prosecutors handling the Ampatuan Massacre Trial are pushing through with their decision to rest in presenting evidence-in-chief, despite opposition from three private prosecutors who say the move is premature and could lead to a mistrial. In 28 February 2014, state prosecutors manifested in court their intention to rest their case in both the bail […]
Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 30-07-2014
Lawyers representing some private complainants in the trial of the alleged perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre will hold a press conference on 31 July 2014 (Thursday), 10 A.M. at Max’s restaurant, Scout Tuazon street, Quezon City to explain their opposition to the public prosecutors’ resting their case against some of the accused. The public prosecutors have manifested […]
Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 28-07-2014
The Court hearing the cases against the alleged perpetrators of the Ampatuan Massacre dismissed on 30 June 2014 the sixth motion for a “show cause” order filed by accused Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr. against private prosecutor Nena Santos.
CMFR/Philippines – The private prosecutors in the Ampatuan Massacre trial have asked Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to reconsider the state prosecutors’ move to rest their case. They also allege that the funds for the trial have been misused. In a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima and the state’s […]
CMFR/Philippines – One of the lawyers of one of the primary accused persons in the Ampatuan Massacre has withdrawn as his counsel. Lawyer Sigfried Fortun filed a manifestation on 29 May 2014 withdrawing as counsel for Zaldy Ampatuan, who was governor of Maguindanao province at the time of the massacre. No reason was given for […]