Ampatuan grandsons appeal bail denial
Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - February 5, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Two grandsons of the late Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. on Thursday asked the Quezon City court handling the Maguindanao massacre trial to reconsider their plea for temporary freedom.

In a five-page motion for reconsideration, Anwar Ampatuan and Sajid Anwar Ampatuan asked Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes to allow them to post bail.

They are appealing a Jan. 20 order, which denied their petition for bail in connection with the multiple murder case.

The accused – through their lawyers Renee Mae Collado and Jo Ellaine Collado – said the evidence presented against them was not enough to establish that they took part in the Nov. 23, 2009 massacre.

In her ruling, Solis-Reyes said the prosecution was able to present strong evidence that would warrant the continued detention of the two suspects while the trial is ongoing.

AMPATUAN ANDAL AMPATUAN SR. ANWAR AMPATUAN AND SAJID ANWAR AMPATUAN JAN JUDGE JOCELYN SOLIS-REYES MAGUINDANAO QUEZON CITY REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH RENEE MAE COLLADO AND JO ELLAINE COLLADO SOLIS-REYES TRIAL
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