The Philippine Supreme court dismissed the case, which had to cancel the burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The Supreme court rejected the argument that Marcos was unsuitable for re-burial in a cemetery for national heroes in Manila.
The move was greeted with delight by supporters of the former dictator, who had gathered outside the courthouse. Thousands of protesters carried placards with inscriptions "Marcos is not a hero!" and holding placards calling for justice for the victims of martial law.
Shortly after his election in may of President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to move the late dictator from his current resting place in the mausoleum in the stronghold of the family in the North-East of the Philippines.
"Let the sleeping dog is left in place. Incorrigible dictators, intoxicated with greed and lust for power, not a hero," said President of the National Union of jurists of the EAC, Alalia, which filed a case against dumping.
In October Duterte expressed hope that the court decides "not on emotion," and will refer to "public interest". "He deserves to be buried there. If other Filipinos don't want that, fine. You can demonstrate their discontent. You can use the streets," said Duterte in August.
75 thousand people have applied to damages claims before the Council of Official victims of human rights violations over "gross human rights violations" committed by the regime of Marcos in the period of martial law in 1972 and 1981.
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