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JdV blasts PNP for witness torture

Posted by Mai on December 12th, 2007

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JdV blasts PNP for witness torture

By Sherwin C. Olaes and Charlie V. Manalo

12/12/2007

Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday cried foul and blasted the Philippine National Police over the alleged torture inflicted by the police on former Basilan town Mayor Hajarun Jamiri, to force him to implicate in the Batasan blast, Anak Mindanao party-list Rep. Mujiv Hataman, his brother Jim and former Deputy Speaker Basilan Rep. Gerry Salapuddin, as the brains behind the November bombing at the House of Representatives, that claimed the lives of Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and four others.

In a chance interview in Malacañang, De Venecia said the recantation of Jamiri destroys the credibility of the police and further degrades the credibility of the House of Representatives.

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