Amnesty – when cannot be invoked – new trial
Pasilan was a former guerilla fighting against the Japanese. In 1944, while cleaning his gun outside the house of one Justina Miguel, a certain Ciriaco Abarra passed by. Pasilan ordered Abarra to wait for him. Abarra waited and after cleaning his gun, Pasilan interrogated Abarra. Abarra was alleged to be supporting the Japanese cause and he was one of the persons who accompanied the Japanese troops in raiding the barrio where Pasilan lived.