[News] Victory! Jose Maria Siuson Released! Frame-up exposed!

Anti-Imperialist News news at freedomarchives.org
Fri Sep 14 14:04:01 EDT 2007

see http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=o2LFoIU203k for the Celebratory 
Welcome Back Party in Utrecht.

News Release
September 13, 2007

Reference: Berna Ellorin, Secretary-General, BAYAN USA, email: secgen 
@ bayanusa.org

Fil-Ams Welcome Release of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
"Fight is Far From Over"-- BAYAN USA

The US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or BAYAN USA, an 
alliance of over 12 social justice Filipino-American organizations 
across the US, welcomed today's Dutch court decision to release Prof. 
Jose Maria Sison as "a victory of the Filipino people's movement and 
the world anti-imperialist movement."

"The Dutch found no sufficient evidence against Prof. Sison, linking 
him to the murders of Arturo Tabara and Romulo Kintanar," states 
BAYAN USA Chair Chito Quijano. "This is a big slap in Gloria 
Macapagal-Arroyo's face. The counter-insurgency scheme of the Arroyo 
administration was behind the fabricated charges against Sison from 
the beginning."

The alliance also warned that the fight is far from over for Sison or 
for the Filipino people.

"Sison is still on the terrorist lists of the United States and the 
European Union, although he has never been convicted for any crime or 
terrorist actvity, other than fighting for freedom and upholding the 
national struggle of the Filipino people. The Filipino people are 
still under state terror under Arroyo's undeclared Martial Law, 
escalated now under the Human Securty Act," Quijano added.

"We must remain vigilant. The terror tactics of the US-Arroyo regime 
know no state boundaries. As governments act in collusion to stifle 
legitimate and just dissent anywhere, the Arroyo administration will 
go after Filipino progressives abroad. Our movement must not cease to 
take action in their defense," Quijano ended.

Over 20 mobiliations for Sison' release trailblazed across several 
continents when Sison was arrested last August 28, 2007. The homes of 
seven staff members of the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace 
negotiating panel were also raided and their computers confiscated. 
BAYAN USA launched mobilizations across the United States, as well as 
an online petition for his release at www.freejomapetition.org. Among 
Sison's US-based supporters was former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

Sison is the chairperson of the International League of People's 
Struggle, a global alliance of anti-interventionist groups in over 30 
countries around the world. ###

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