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Philippine massacre suspect wants to turn witness

Philippine massacre suspect wants to turn witness

A key suspect in the 2009 massacre of 57 people in the Philippines says he can implicate his father and brother if the government accepts his offer to testify.
Zaldy Ampatuan, a former governor of a Muslim autonomous region in the southern Philippines, told ABS-CBN TV network late Monday that he will tell the truth if his offer to turn state witness is accepted by the government.
The report did not describe his offer, which lawyers and relatives of the victims oppose.
Witnesses have testified that Zaldy Ampatuan was among Ampatuan clan conspirators who allegedly plotted the Nov. 23, 2009 killings in Maguindanao province.
More than 30 victims were media workers in a convoy of politicians the Ampatuans allegedly targeted.


Updated : 2021-01-26 23:17 GMT+08:00