2 suspected Maute members undergo inquest proceedings


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Two alleged members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group have undergone inquest proceedings for rebellion, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Saturday.

“Another inquest was conducted by [DOJ] Panel 2 [of prosecutors] today at 11:00 am Saturday, against two respondents, Jadzrie Harad Saabdula and Jamal Kalib Jamil for rebellion,” said DOJ Undersecretary Erickson Balmes in a statement.

The inquest proceedings took place at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City.

Balmes said Saabdula, who was a nurse in Jolo, was nabbed while he was buying a large volume of medicines such as pain reliever and antibiotics.

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“He allegedly provided medical aid to the combatants,” Balmes said.

The inquest came days after government prosecutors filed rebellion charges against 12 other suspected Maute members who were arrested at a hospital in Pagadian City last week.

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