SEPTEMBER 1, 10-11am
Department of Justice, Padre Faura, Ermita Manila
Supporters of the Free Ericson Acosta Campaign will troop to the Department Justice on September 1 as the National Union of People's Lawyers (Acosta's counsel) files a Petition for Review of the illegal possession of explosive case lodged against Acosta.
Acosta's MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION filed June 21, 2011 was DENIED by the local prosecutor in a new resolution dated July 12:
"Counsels of the respondent intensely argued that the latter's warrantless arrest was illegal as the hand grenade was just planted, and there was delay in the delivery of the respondent to the judicial authority... The defenses raised need to be threshed out in a full blown trial...
WHEREFORE.. it is respectfully reccomended that the motion be DENIED for lack of merit."
Acosta and his counsel have not received a copy of the court information or any notice of hearing. Acosta has since spent more than six months in detention without a proper court case filed against him
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