Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Detention venue for Pemberton under VFA

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The Justice Department insisted that Pemberton would remain in detention at Camp Aguinaldo.

“Following promulgation of the Olongapo trial court’s judgment of conviction in the case of Pemberton, he will be transported, under the guard of personnel of the Philippine National Police, to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City,” the department said.

“He shall be received by personnel of the Bureau of Corrections and immediately be detained there until his appeal is decided with finality by our courts,” the Justice Department said.

The Justice Department also hinted at the possibility that Pemberton could be transferred to another detention facility as provided under the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States.

“In any case, his detention shall at all times be carried out within Philippine territory, under the guard by and in line with existing regulations of the BuCor,” it added.

The DOJ cited as basis for the arrangement for the detention of Pemberton on a Supreme Court ruling in which Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was convicted of the 2005 rape of Suzette Nicolas alias Nicole in Subic.

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