Resting of case premature, massacre fund misused

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 11-06-2014

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 […]

Ampatuan lawyer withdraws, suspect arraigned

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 02-06-2014

CMFR/Philippines – One of the lawyers of one of the primary accused persons in the Ampatuan Massacre has withdrawn as his counsel.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 […]

FFFJ: The Justice We Seek

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Statement | Posted on 22-05-2014

Below is a statement from the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) on the manifestation of the state prosecution panel in the Ampatuan Massacre trial to rest in their presentation of evidence in both the bail proceedings and evidence-in-chief against 28 accused and their disinclination to present additional evidence against those already arraigned. ———– Last February 28, […]

Court accepts evidence against accused petitioners in Ampatuan Massacre

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 19-05-2014

CMFR/Philippines – The court hearing the Ampatuan Massacre trial admitted last 8 May 2014 most of the prosecution’s evidence against the bail petitions of a dozen accused persons including primary accused former Maguindanao provincial governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. On 23 November 2009, 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists and media workers, were killed in […]

Accused fails to show up for arraignment, cites “short notice”

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 09-05-2014

CMFR/Philippines – One of three individuals accused of involvement in the Ampatuan Massacre scheduled for arraignment on 7 and 8 May failed to appear in court. Mohamad Sangki, who is under the Witness Protection Program (WPP), failed to appear in Court because they did not have enough time to assure his safety, a motion from WPP […]

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