8 Pinoys, reportedly followers of Sulu sultan, get death sentence in Sabah; P-Noy orders legal assistance for them

Dexter San Pedro of InterAksyon.com reports that on Thursday, March 21, that "President Benigno Aquino ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Justice to extend legal assistance to eight alleged followers of the Sulu sultanate charged in Sabah with terrorism and waging war, for which they face possible death sentences."

Dexter San Pedro of InterAksyon.com reports that on Thursday, March 21, that "President Benigno Aquino ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Justice to extend legal assistance to eight alleged followers of the Sulu sultanate charged in Sabah with terrorism and waging war, for which they face possible death sentences." The report quoted Aquino, who said, "It is our obligation to protect the rights of our citizens."

 

The report also noted: "Malaysia said the eight were part of the 235-member group led by Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram that went to Sabah in February to press their proprietary claims over the state and subsequently engaged Malaysian security forces in fighting." The report did not name the eight people.

 

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