Freed daughter of NPA leader to sue those who jailed, maltreated her — lawyer
Now that alleged New People’s Army (NPA) leader Andrea Rosal has been released from jail, her camp is now preparing to exact justice on those who wronged her.
Rosal emerged from the Taguig City Jail in Camp Bagong Diwa with a slight smile on her face at 8:40 p.m. on Monday, following the dismissal of the murder and kidnapping charges filed against her at the Mauban Regional Trial Court Branch 64 in Quezon province.
National Union of People’s Lawyers’ Krissy Conti said that this “would not be the last” that the public would see and hear from Rosal, noting that the daughter of the late NPA spokesperson Roger Rosal would go after those who have accused and detained her for trumped-up charges.
First on the list is the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology doctor who gave the then seven months pregnant Rosal her prenatal care. Incidentally, Tuesday is the start of the case’s pretrial proceedings.
“Let’s see how she would make those who wronged her pay for what they did to her; for arresting and detaining her even without any clear charges,” Conti said. “Let’s see what Andrea Rosal’s next moves would be. This would not be the last time you would see her.”
The lawyer added that now that both the Mauban and Pasig City courts have dismissed charges of murder and kidnapping filed against Rosal, “we do not see anymore additional charges to be filed against her.” Any new case would be dismissed by the public as trumped-up, said Conti.
Rosal, who was wearing a pink shirt and black pants, said that in the coming days, she would be visiting the grave of her 2-year-old daughter in Ibaan, Batangas. For now, she is looking forward to eating vegetables she long missed such as gabi and pako.
During her stay in prison, she said that she watched Legendary Women, about female prisoners detained for no reason. Rosal’s camp is scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday, at 1 p.m. in Quezon City. Jovic Yee/Philippine Daily Inquirer
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