Foreign News: Guilty, Your Honor

Luis Taruc, for eight years the head of the bloody Communist Huk revolt in the Philippine hills, strode into Manila's packed City Hall last week to be tried for rebellion and a string of other crimes including arson, murder, kidnaping and robbery. The defense asked the court to drop seven of the 30 counts against him on the ground that a 1948 presidential amnesty absolved these crimes. The prosecution agreed, even though the seventh count—involving the ambush murder of Aurora Quezon, widow of the onetime President—was committed a full year after the amnesty...

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