Philippine court finds massacre masterminds guilty of 57 murders
19 Dec 2019
A crowd of accused sit at the trial venue inside a prison facility at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city, Philippines on Thursday.
A Philippine court found top members of a political clan guilty on multiple counts of murder on Thursday over a mass killing a decade ago that included 32 journalists, in a case known as the “Maguindanao Massacre.”
The judge in a Manila court found top members of the Ampatuan family accused of masterminding an attack on a rival election candidate's convoy guilty of killing 57 people in 2009 in the southern province of Maguindanao. The brazen attack was the country's single worst case of election violence.