Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Supreme of the Philippines authorizes repatriation of the dictator Marcos to the Cemetery of Heroes – Observer

The Supreme Court of the Philippines authorised, this Tuesday, the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Cemetery of the Heroes in Manila, in spite of the petitions of the families of the victims of the regime of the dictator for this not to happen.

the judges of The Supreme rejected with nine votes in favour and five against the various petitions against the translation for that cemetery of the remains of Ferdinand Marcos, who died in 1989, three years after he was ousted in a popular revolt.

The current President of the philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announced in August the reburial of the body of the dictator to the Graveyard of the Heroes, but the process was suspended because of the petitions entered in the Supreme.

The judges argued that Mark was the President and chief of the Armed Forces awarded the highest distinction of the country.

on the other hand, felt that the burial in the Cemetery of the Heroes does not detract from the recognition of the abuses committed during his regime (1965-1986), nor contrary to the Constitution of 1987.

Ferdinand Marcos, who imposed martial law in the Philippines between 1972 and 1983, is accused of the death, torture and illegal detention of more than a hundred thousand filipinos.

it Is even suspected of having appropriated unlawfully for between five and ten thousand million dollars, according to the estimates of the non-governmental organization Transparency International.

The dictator died in exile in Hawaii, United States.


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