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133 accused in the Zamboanga siege, feared to be released

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133 accused in the Zamboanga siege, feared to be released
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Zamboanga City Government is waiting for the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the plea bargaining proposal of the individuals accused in the 2013 Zamboanga siege.

Under the said plea, the suspects are asking authorities to downgrade to sedition the rebellion charges filed against them.

Atty. Jesus Carbon, the City Legal Officer of Zamboanga, said Judge Maria Rowena San Pedro of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court has initially approved the request of the accused.

The city has already filed a motion for reconsideration which asks the DOJ to not approve the plea of the suspects.

“We inquired why everything is so silent now there is no movement what’s happening we found out that there is yet no still comment on our motion for reconsideration because as you can remember Judge San Pedro approved the plea bargaining agreement from rebellion to sedition,” said Carbon.

Atty. Carbon noted the suspects might be released from prison once the DOJ accepts their plea.

Sedition has a punishment of 2 to 4 years of imprisonment only, while rebellion has a penalty of reclusion perpetua or lifetime imprisonment.

The city government plans to appeal the DOJ’s decision to a higher court if the need arises.

Meanwhile, the primary suspect in the bloody siege, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding Chair Nur Misuari, remains at large.

“Even Misuari we don’t know what is going on with respect to the Misuari case,” Carbon said.

Despite this, the Zamboanga City officials stand firm that they will not withdraw the case or allow the approval of the plea bargaining proposal by the camp of the MNLF. – Rajel Adora | UNTV News and Rescue

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