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Masterminds Guilty in Philippines Massacre

Expand Andal Ampatuan Jr., left, a former town mayor who oversaw and led the Maguindanao Massacre, waits with co-accused at a court inside a prison facility at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines, December 19, 2019. © 2019 Supreme Court Public Information Office When I heard the verdict handed down in the Maguindanao Massacre case today, I was ecstatic. As a former journalist, I’ve waited 10 long years for a court to convict the perpetrators of the country’s worst case of political violence, in which 58 people, 32 of them journalists, were killed execution-style. The masterminds…

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