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Arrest Imelda now! Marcos conviction a victory for nation – Colmenares

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Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares has lauded the conviction of former First Lady Imelda Marcos for corruption and urged the government not to give her VIP treatment.

“I welcome the Sandiganbayan’s decision convicting Imelda Marcos of graft. Though much delayed, this is still a victory for the nation especially for the victims of the reign of plunder and terror by the Marcoses,” he tweeted.

Colmenares, who is running for senator in the 2019 elections, said authorities should bring Marcos to jail following the Sandiganbayan decision.

“Imelda’s conviction is not enough considering how she, her dictator husband and their family plundered our nation amounting to $10B. But, for now, we call on the authorities to immediately arrest and jail Mrs. Marcos. The jail has long been waiting for her,” he said.

“The government should not accord any VIP treatment to Imelda who has shown no remorse for the unprecedented plunder and human rights abuses their conjugal dictatorship committed. She cannot avail of the probation law because her penalty is imprisonment of more than 6 years,” he said.

 

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