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Trillanes faces immediate arrest following amnesty revocation

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has revoked the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for failure to comply with its minimum requirements, Malacanang said Tuesday.

The Department of Justice and the Armed Forces' court martial were instructed to "pursue all criminal and administrative cases" against Trillanes over military uprisings in 2003 and 2007, according to a copy of Duterte's proclamation, which was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

The military and the police were also ordered to "employ all lawful means to apprehend Trillanes" so that he could be detained.

"I guess all of these would have to proceed and if taking him into custody is an automatic effect of that, then so be it," Guevarra told reporters.

Duterte's predecessor, former President Benigno Aquino, granted amnesty to Trillanes and several other military rebels in 2011, leading to his release from detention.

However, Aquino's grant was surrounded by several loopholes and uncertainties which might have paved the way for this recent development in his case.

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