BEIJING- Peoples of Republic of China demand the Republic of the philippine for the immediate release of nine Chinese fishermen who have served six-month in prison after poaching in the Philippine Territory Hasa-Hasa Shoal last May of 2014
Provincial Prosecutor Allen Ross Rodriguez said that one of High Ranking official of China met with lawyers of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) , which handled the legal defense of the chinese Nationals and to ask government lawyers to demand the release of the Chinese detainees.
Although represented by the PAO , the Chinese nationals had questioned the jurisdiction of the Country (Philippines) over Hasa-Hasa Shoal in West Philippine Sea
They were eventually convicted by Judge Ambrosio De Luna of Palawan Trial court for Illegal poaching, a violation of the Philippine Fisheries Code.
Upon conviction, they declined to pay fine about 100 Thousand U.S Dollars and opted instead to serve a subsidiary imprisonment term for half year.
The Chinese Poachers were caught by a PNP Maritime patrol Group off Hasa-Hasa Shoal with their vessel loaded with almost 500 dead and dying endangered turtles.
Provincial Prosecutor said the release of the nine chinese Poachers will be upon the order of the presiding judge of the Palawan Regional Trial Court
China had file protest after the arrest and conviction of its nationals in Philippine Territory
Hasa Hasa Shoal is Part of the Kalayaan Group of Island which also Claimed by China. Malaysia and Taiwan