Ending the killing of journalists: State action urgently needed

Ending the killing of journalists: State action urgently needed

Statement of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists The United Nations declared November 2 as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. However, […]

QC court denies massacre suspect’s bail petitions

QC court denies massacre suspect’s bail petitions

The Quezon City court hearing the murder cases against the alleged perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre denied the petitions for bail of another primary suspect.

Accused brains of 2009 massacre dies of liver failure

Accused brains of 2009 massacre dies of liver failure

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The patriarch of the Ampatuan clan, one of the primary accused in the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 persons, died of liver failure at a hospital in Quezon City last 17 July 2015.

Court allows hospitalization of accused principal in 2009 massacre

Court allows hospitalization of accused principal in 2009 massacre

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – Branch 221 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court temporarily allowed last June 10 the confinement of Andal Ampatuan Sr. at the National Kidney Transplant Institute due to the seriousness of his condition. The court had earlier allowed Andal Sr. to be brought to the Philippine General Hospital in May 2015.

Court denies massacre principal suspect Andal Sr.’s bail petition

Court denies massacre principal suspect Andal Sr.’s bail petition

The Regional Trial Court of Quezon City has denied Andal Ampatuan Sr.’s petition for bail after it established the participation of the clan patriarch in […]



Accused brains of 2009 massacre dies of liver failure

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 22-07-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The patriarch of the Ampatuan clan, one of the primary accused in the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 persons, died of liver failure at a hospital in Quezon City last 17 July 2015.

death certificate ampatuan srAndal Ampatuan Sr. succumbed at 10:02 p.m. on July 17 despite efforts to revive him, according to a Discharge Summary report by the National Kidney & Transplant Institute. Andal Ampatuan Sr. had been in the hospital since June 2015 after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.

He allegedly led the planning and execution of the massacre of the members of the convoy of the wife of then Maguindanao province gubernatorial candidate Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu. Thirty-two journalists and media workers were among those killed.

Based on the Revised Penal Code and the Philippines’ Rules on Criminal Procedure, the death of an accused after arraignment and before final judgment will extinguish his criminal liability and civil liability arising from delict.

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