Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP
Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP
The Philippines

Maguindanao massacre: members of Ampatuan clan found guilty of 2009 Philippine killings, jailed for 40 years

  • Ampatuan political dynasty sought to quash an election challenge by rounding up rivals and journalists, killing them and dumping bodies in pits
  • The case involved over 100 detained suspects. More than 50 accused were acquitted because of lack of evidence, including dozens of police officers

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Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP
Relatives and supporters of victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre celebrate as they listen to the verdict. Photo: AFP
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