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Son of Martial Law victim ‘elated’ with Imelda conviction

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:25 PM November 12, 2018
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Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno (left) said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, that former first lady Imelda Marcos (right) should serve jail time for graft despite her old age. INQUIRER FILES

The son of a Martial Law victim said their family was “elated” over the Sandiganbayan’s conviction of former First Lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos guilty for graft.

However, Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, whose father Pepe Diokno was detained for two years during the Martial Law years, said their family also knew that Marcos could still appeal the ruling.

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READ: Imelda Marcos guilty of graft, ordered arrested / Imelda Marcos to appeal graft conviction

“We were elated, but at the same time, we take it with a grain of salt because we understand the legal process,” he said in an interview with ABS CBN News Channel on Monday.

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“We know that the Marcoses will move heaven and earth to get that conviction overturned and we just hope that the Supreme Court will act fairly and equitably on this case,” he added.

Diokno, a human rights lawyer, said the conviction of Marcos was long overdue given the fact that the cases took 27 years before they were decided in court.

“This case was filed way back in 1991 and decided only in 2018, that’s 27 years. That’s way too long,” he said.

“I hope that the appeal process will not take that long either,” Diokno added. /cbb

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