Clan head ‘masterminded massacre’

Philippines governor charged over killings on southern island of Mindanao.

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Prosecutors in the Philippines have now charged a provincial governor in connection with last month’s massacre on the southern island of Mindanao.

The killings in Maguindanao province left 57 people dead, following an ambush on a convoy of political campaigners and accompanying journalists.

The convoy had been on its way to file campaign papers for a candidate challenging the incumbent governor in elections next year.

Al Jazeera has gained exclusive access to a witness saying the powerful clan leader masterminded the massacre.

Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

Source: Al Jazeera