Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) was illegally arrested by the Dutch Police. Prof. Sison was arrested despite the Supreme Court decision last July 2007 that dismissed as invalid the charge of rebellion and the hundreds of folders of supposed evidence against Prof. Sison and 50 other individuals.
We also received reports that houses and offices of Filipino leaders living in the Netherlands were searched and personal computers were confiscated by Dutch police.
These actions of the Dutch police is condemnable.
In light of this, it is necessary to conduct immediate protest actions and send letter protest to the Netherlands Embassy/Consulate and the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in your areas to denounce and condemn the illegal arrest and attack on the basic human rights of Prof. Sison and other Filipino leaders in the Netherlands.