Mastermind of Maguindano massacre, former Gov. Andal Ampatuan, Sr. dies of heart attack, issue on justice continues.
Alleged mastermind former Gov. Andal Ampatuan, Sr., announced dead due to heart attack, Friday.
His body buried in the backyard of his mansion, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Tuesday, July 21.
Andal Ampatuan, Sr., patriarch of the Ampatuan political family in Maguindanao, Philippines, been center of issues in November 2009 as the prime suspect in the Maguindanao massacre.
He was alleged mastermind of the said massacre, together with his close relatives and three of his sons.
The Maguindanao massacre or Ampatuan Masaccre creates mass grave in town.
Leaving 58 innocent victims, including family of political rival and journalist, Nov. 23, 2009, kidnapped and brutally killed as they traveled to file candidacy for Esmael Mangudadatu, vice mayor of Buluan town.
The death of Andal Ampatuan, Sr. may end of hope for families of 58 victims.
Some analyst looked death of Ampatuan, Sr. deprives justice for the families of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
Human Rights Watch researcher Carlos Conde states, “Ampatuan’s death should send a strong message to the Philippine government that justice demands a judicial process that is both fair and tolerates no unnecessary delays”.
Andal Ampatuan, Sr., 74, diagnosed of a stage 4 liver cancer and been in hospital for almost two months. After hours of being comatose, he died with massive heart attacked at National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City, Friday evening.
In a text message from De Lima, “Datu Andal Sr.’s death extinguishes his criminal liability, but not his civil liability for the massacre”.
The massacre considered as single deadliest event for journalists in history, claimed Committee to Protect Journalists as 34 journalists died.IMAGE/kickerdaily.com