Ang Bayan
February 21, 2021

Courts junk 5 trumped-up charges

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Various courts successively junked five cases with trumped-up charges against activists, an NDFP consultant and others in the past 10 days. These include the trumped up charge of illegal possession of explosives against Gabriela leader Beatrice Belen; illegal possession of firearms and explosives against National Democratic Front-Panay Concha Araneta; libel against the broadcasters of Radyo Natin Guimba; inciting to sedition against teacher Ronnel Mas; and illegal assembly against the Marikina 10. The resolution of the Araneta case was issued last January 6 but was publicized only last February 18.

Earlier on February 5, the court also voided the search warrants used to arrest Lady Ann Salem and Rodrigo Esparago but they remain detained until today.

AB (2021-02-21): Courts junk 5 trumped-up charges