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NUPL: Cops blundered in Times raid, case vs lawyers a way to save face

An organization of human rights lawyers on Friday said the criminal complaint filed by the police against the three lawyers of Times Bar in Makati was only done to “save face.”

“The cops are just saving face for the embarrassing blunder of arbitrarily arresting and detaining the officers of the court beyond the allowable period,” the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said in a statement through its President Atty. Edre Olalia.

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Olalia said the complaint against the lawyers who were performing their duty during a police search was “not only outrageous, it is shamelessly stupid and incredulous.”

“They should stop testing our common sense or they are going to get it from an army of righteously angry lawyers,” he warned.

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is also set to file a habeas corpus case for the immediate release of the three lawyers.

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