In Philippines, CPJ welcomes warrants

October 22, 2008 2:16 PM ET

Responding to reports that a local court in the Philippines has ordered the arrest of Osmeña Montañer and Estrella Sabay, the alleged masterminds in the 2005 killing of investigative journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat, a day after murder charges were filed against them, we issued the following statement...

"This is more reassuring news from the Philippines. It is good that the local court has moved on to the next step of bringing to justice the alleged masterminds behind the terrible murder of Marlene Garcia-Esperat. We hope the government watches this case closely and ensures that it is fully prosecuted and justice is served," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator.  

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