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Wounded Ampatuan accused in massacre transferred from PGH to Bagong Diwa
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MANILA, Philippines -- A member of the Ampatuan clan who is accused of participation in the November 23, 2009 massacre that claimed the lives of 58 persons, including 32 media workers, has been transferred from the Philippine General Hospital in Manila to the Quezon City Jail Annex infirmary in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

Jail warden Senior Inspector John Conrad Basilio confirmed the transfer of Datu Anwar “Ipi” Ampatuan Jr. in an April 24 letter to Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221.

Ampatuan, grandson of his co-accused, former Maguindanao governor and clan patriarch Andal Sr., was wounded in a bomb explosion in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on March 25.

Andal Sr. leads several members of the powerful clan who are accused of planning and carrying out the mass murder in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao.

On Monday, Anwar Ampatuan's lawyer, Paris Real, sought an extension of his confinement at the PGH.

However, Dr. Ibet Sih of the PGH cleared him for discharge.