Nur Misuari

Nur Misuari

The first governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Nur Misuari, has been acquitted by the Makati Regional Court of rebellion charges in connection with an attack on the military in 2001.

In a decision released on Wednesday, Judge Winlove Dumayas of the Makati court’s Branch 59 ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove the guilt of Misuari, founder and former head of the Moro National Liberation Front, which waged a secessionist revolt in Mindanao and Sulu from 1972 until 1996.