9 Sino fishermen plead 'not guilty' to charges
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Nine Chines fishermen arrested by Philippine authorities in disputed South China Sea waters pleaded not guilty to all charges against them on Wednesday, the prosecutor said. The nine were taken in handcuffs to a court on the western island of Palawan, in a case that has further raised tensions over competing claims by the Philippines and China in the sea. After the brief proceedings, the nine were taken back to local jail where they are expected to be detained until their next hearing next month.
Nine Sino fishermen plead 'not guilty' to charges. (2014, May 22). Manila Standard, p. A3.
- Manila Standard