The camp of veteran community journalist Margarita Valle is seeking to file arbitrary detention charges against the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) following her arrest that police claimed a mistaken identity.
“We are definitely looking at the possibility of filing arbitrary detention charges laban dito sa PNP-CIDG,” Valle’s legal counsel Atty. Kathy Panguban of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said Wednesday in a press briefing.
Panguban said they are committed to fight for the case of Valle, who was wrongfully arrested Sunday, June 9.
“Lahat ng elemento ng krimen na ‘to ay present doon sa naging karanasan. Kaya definitely hindi natin bibitawan ang laban na ito sa loob at labas ng korte,” Panguban said.
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