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November 8, 1984



Manila

Call for 'people's court' trial rejected by President Marcos

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President Ferdinand E. Marcos rejected calls Wednesday for creation of a ''people's court'' to try Gen. Fabian Ver and other military men on charges of assassinating opposition leader Benigno Aquino. In a televised speech, Mr. Marcos said the proposal was not meant to ensure justice but ''to meet the demands of political spite,'' and he could not agree to it without setting a precedent for any future leader to create a ''hanging jury or court'' to eliminate his enemies.