Palace warns Misuari's coddlers-A A +A
Friday, October 4, 2013
MALACANANG warned Friday those who are coddling Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari who was charged with rebellion and violations of the international humanitarian law for his alleged participation in the Zamboanga siege.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that there are offenses punishable under the country's penal laws particularly when it comes to obstruction of justice and other crimes.
"There are offenses that have already been laid out in relevant penal laws when it comes to obstruction of justice, as well as other relevant offenses," she said in a news briefing.
Asked if the government would offer a bounty for the immediate arrest of Misuari, she said that discussions were still ongoing on this matter.
Valte also assured that Misuari and his men will be given a fair trial in court.
Police raided the house of Misuari in Zamboanga City, two days after the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group charged him and his men of several offenses in relation to the attack in the city a few weeks ago.
Documents and suspected components of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were among the items found in Misuari’s house, police said.
Among those charged was Habier Malik, who led the Zamboanga City attack and is still being hunted by government troops.
More than 200 people died in the attacks and many evacuees remain in temporary shelters in the city as Zamboanga grapples to rebuild. (SDR/Sunnex)