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Courtroom acquits lawyer, 8 journalists, 33 others of civil disobedience




MANILA, Philippines — An Iloilo courtroom has acquitted a human rights lawyer, eight journalists, and activists of civil disobedience for supposedly defying an individual in authority throughout a Labor Day protest in 2020.

The 42 people — together with Angelo Karlo Guillen of the Nationwide Union of Peoples’ Attorneys (NUPL) and eight journalists from Altermedia — have been arrested on Could 1, 2020, whereas engaged in a protest motion for the demise of Bayan Muna Iloilo coordinator Jory Porquia.

They have been charged with easy disobedience upon an agent or an individual in authority beneath the Revised Penal Code and violation of govt orders concerning well being protocols whereas the nation was beneath enh…

Carry on studying: Courtroom acquits lawyer, 8 journalists, 33 others of civil disobedience

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