Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 on Monday convicted Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr. of cyber libel charges.
The court found the two guilty of cyber libel and sentenced them to six months and one day to up to six years in jail.
The case stemmed from an article published by the news site in 2012 that cites an "intelligence report" linking businessman Wilfredo Keng, the private complainant, to human trafficking and drug smuggling.
Below is the full text of the court decision.
—KG, GMA News