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Inquest on Manila hostage fiasco opens in HK 02/15/2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inquest on Manila hostage fiasco opens in HK

02/15/2011
An inquest into the Manila bus hijacking in August that left eight tourists dead opened in Hong Kong yesterday, six months after a diplomatic row erupted over the Philippines’ handling of the incident.

The 25-day hearing before Hong Kong’s Coroner’s Court is due to hear from witnesses, including survivors and families of the Hong Kong hostages killed in a botched police rescue attempt aired on live television around the world.


Staff from thea trip’s tour operator were slated to testify at the inquest, but none of the 116 Philippine witnesses — including police officers, the bus driver, and a reporter who spoke to Mendoza — had confirmed their attendance.

Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed that no Filipino witness will testify in the investigation being conducted by the Hong Kong government in connection with the Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110215hed5.html

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