8 MNLF detainees to be transferred soon

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is preparing for the transfer of the remaining eight Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebel detainees from Zamboanga City to Bicutan, Taguig City.

Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC) Warden Chief Inspector Julius Arro said five of the eight are females and the remaining three are males.

Arro said the eight were not transported together with the more than 200 rebel detainees last December 27 because three males were sick at that time and there was also no available detention facility yet at that time for women.

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More than 200 MNLF rebel detainees were transported to Biuctan, Taguig City from last December aboard the Philippine Navy?s Landing Ship Transport-550 under tight security.

The transfer is in compliance with the High Tribunal resolution ordering the transfer of the detention and hearing of cases filed against them.

They were charged for rebellion and violation of the international humanitarian law for their participation in the 20-day siege last September. (Bong Garcia)

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