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MANILA, philippines -- A grandson of Andal Ampatuan Sr. who is also a suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre is asking to be confined in a government hospital anew saying his injuries have not yet healed. He susstained injuries from a bomb blast in Maguindanao that led to his arrest.
Datu Anwar Jr or "Datu Ipi" Ampatuan asked a Quezon City court to immediately order his transfer to the Philippine General Hospital or any government hospital.
In a four-page urgent motion to Regionak Trial Court Branch 221, the accused said the infirmary at the Quezon City Jail Annex in Bicutan, Taguig City is not enough to tend to his medical needs.
Datu Ipi was transferred to his detention cell from the PGH on April 23 where he was confined following a bomb blast on March 25.
He is one of 196 charged for the Nov. 23, 2009 massacre which left 58 people dead.
The pleading noted that Datu Ipi still suffers from "gaping wound at his back, vision and hearing defects, pain and numbness in his stomach down to his extremities resulting in paralysis."
He also reportedly urinated blood.
The accused said he is not asking for hospital arrest but only for hospital confinement until his injuries heal. He also said he is willing to be guarded during his stay.