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20 soldiers face court-martial for role in failed Philippines plot

[JURIST] The Philippines Army said Thursday that it would recommend court-martial for 20 soldiers in connection with last month's failed coup attempt [JURIST report] against Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [official website; JURIST news archive], including Brigadier General Danilo Lim. The army is continuing to investigate [JURIST report] the actions of more than 100 other soldiers who may have been part of the plan.

The Philippine Justice Department [official website] has also filed charges [JURIST report] against a congressman for his alleged role in the coup attempt and similar arrests may follow. AP has more. The Philippine Star has local coverage.

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