DOJ drops charges against political prisoner Ericson Acosta

News Philippines Feb 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm


MANILA – Still recovering from a recent kidney operation, poet and songwriter Ericson Acosta was all smiles after receiving the good news that he had been waiting for.

After more than a year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) finally acted on the petition for review filed by Acosta’s lawyers and issued a resolution reversing their decision on the existence of probable cause and dismissing the charge of illegal possession of explosives.

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