Suspect turned state witness testifies; another arraigned

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 28-03-2014

CMFR/Philippines – One of the 196 accused in the Ampatuan Massacre was arraigned on 27 March 2014, more than four years after the trial of the other accused perpetrators began in January 2010. Eighty-six more suspects remain at large. Suspect Dexon Saptula pled not guilty on Thursday to 58 counts of murder and conspiracy before […]

Suspect’s bid for exclusion from trial denied; another suspect arrested

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 25-03-2014

CMFR/Philippines – The Court of Appeals denied on 14 March 2013 the motion for reconsideration of Sajid Islam U. Ampatuan, primary suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre and son of former governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., to be excluded from prosecution. On 23 November 2009, 58 people including 32 journalists and media workers were killed in […]

Government prosecutors rest case against 28 accused;
Court accepts embalmer’s testimony

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 10-03-2014

CMFR/Philippines – Government prosecutors rested their case against 28 accused of masterminding and carrying out the Ampatuan Massacre of 2009 on 28 February 2014, more than four years since the trial started in January 2010. In an 11-page manifestation, government prosecutors said they had no more witnesses to present and “after careful assessment and judicious […]

Victims’ kin appear in court; suspect arraigned

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 03-03-2014

CMFR/Philippines – The kin of three Ampatuan Massacre victims—Alejandro Reblando, Jr., Femy Momay, and Cielo Birzuela—took the witness stand during the ongoing trial of the accused masterminds and killers last 27 February 2014.  Another suspect was arraigned during the same hearing. Alejandro Reblando Jr., took the witness stand in his mother’s place to present his […]

Court orders release of man mistaken for Ampatuan Massacre suspect

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 27-01-2014

CMFR/Philippines – The court hearing the Ampatuan Massacre trial ordered on 23 January 2014 the release of a man who was mistakenly identified as one of the accused. Presiding Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) Branch 221 ordered the release of Jun Aliman who was arrested on 14 December 2011 […]

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