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By Jim Gomez 

Philippines convicts key clan members in 2009 massacre


December 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Thursday found key members of a powerful political clan guilty of a 2009 massacre in a southern province that left 57 people dead, including 32 media workers, in a brazen execution-style attack that horrified the world.

Families of the victims and media watchdogs welcomed the convictions but said the fight for justice was far from over.

Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes sentenced eight members of the Ampatuan family led by former town Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., who she said oversaw and led the killings, and 20 others to life imprisonment without par...

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