Two retired Supreme Court (SC) justices, a former Vice President, and at least 52 petitioners asked the High Court to intervene and take measures to stop the attacks against the petitioners and counsels of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 or R.A. 11479.
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A human rights lawyer who is among the co-counsel of a petition to the Supreme Court against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was stabbed in the head on Wednesday March 3, prompting colleagues to raise concern.
Hours before the start of the oral arguments on the petitions against the anti-terror law on February 2, the two Aeta farmers, who have been jailed and first to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA), filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to include them in the 37 petitions that seek to declare the law void.
By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN