Laude fiancé Sueselbeck leaves Manila

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Laude fiancé Sueselbeck leaves Manila
(3rd UPDATE) Sueselbeck leaves at around 4 pm on Saturday, November 1

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Marc Sueselbeck has left the country.

The fiancé of slain transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude left at around 4 pm via China Airlines Flight CI-704.

The lawyer of the Laude family, Harry Roque, confirmed Sueselbeck’s departure in a tweet at 4:26 pm. “Marc Sueselbeck now out of the country. The fight continues!” he said.

In a separate tweet, he said, “It rained after Marc entered NAIA. Jennifer crying. But he promised to return.”

In a press conference hours before his departure, Sueselbeck thanked Philippine authorities for allowing him to leave, after he was barred to do so a few days ago.

He also apologized for his actions inside Camp Aguinaldo on October 22, when he entered a military camp without prior authorization in a failed attempt to get near the detention facility of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. He was seen on video forcefully shoving a Filipino soldier who tried to stop him.

Pemberton, who was last seen by witnesses with Laude, is accused of killing her. He is presently being detained inside Camp Aguinaldo.

Sueselbeck was scheduled to return to Germany on October 27, but he was barred from leaving the country after the Armed Forces wanted him declared an “undesirable alien” due to the October 22 incident. (READ: Stopping Sueselbeck’s departure is ‘due process’ – De Lima)

He opted for voluntary deportation, which was granted by the Bureau of Immigration, and has been placed on the Philippine blacklist.

GOOD-BYE. Marc Sueselbeck clears immigration on November 1, 2014 at the NAIA. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Military spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc said Sueselbeck apologized and appealed to them because “he might lose his job if he’s held here indefintely.”

Cabunoc said “the Chief of Staff understood his situation so he granted him humanitarian considerations. We won’t file a criminal case against him anymore.”

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story reported that Marc Sueselbeck boarded a Malaysia Airlines plane. We have since corrected this.

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