Award to martial law victims executory – US court

MANILA, Philippines --- A US court has directed the distribution of $13.75 million to thousands of martial law victims who had won a class action lawsuit for human rights violations against the estate of dictator Ferdinand Marcos over the objections of the Philippine government, their lawyers said on Wednesday.   The money was allocated for the victims in a settlement agreement reached in January 2019 as their share of $32 million obtained from the sale of four paintings, including a Monet, acquired by Marcos' widow, Imelda.   Also under the deal, the government was to receive $4 million and the remainder to be split between Golden Buddha Corp. and the estate of Rog...

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