Various multisectoral groups on Wednesday urged anew the Netherlands government to stop coddling Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison along with his comrades and let them face the raps filed against them in the Philippines.
In a picket rally in front of the Dutch Embassy, the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP) and Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) said maintaining Sison’s asylum status in the Netherlands will only grant him and his allies a leeway to further expand their terroristic motives against the Philippine government.
The groups said Sison’s protection from the Dutch government gave him the chance to freely command the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the CPP, to continuously commit violence and atrocities including in far-flung communities of the Philippines.
They also called on the Dutch government to declare Sison and other communist terrorist group (CTG) leaders as terrorists.
“It’s about time, that your government act on this matter. Declared them as terrorist organizations and expel all their leaders from your country as a gesture of democratic relationship between two governments,” they said.
The groups lamented that The Netherlands has become a “safe haven” for Sison and his CTG leaders to continue planning their atrocities in NPA-infiltrated areas.
“You have coddled the CPP-NPA-NDF and its terrorist leadership for the past 4 decades in your country. Your government provided them safe sanctuary for their remote control terrorist,” the groups told the Dutch government.
“Did we do something wrong for you to host a bunch of terrorist leaders of the CPP-NPA-NDF. Are you blinded by the skillful rhetorics of Joma Sison and his cliques that you provided them safe haven,” they added.
The groups said the Netherlands government might “have been conspiring with Sison.”
“Being directly operated and launched in Utrecht Netherlands. You have been conspirator and in conspiracy with the deaths of thousands of our countrymen and destructions of billions of worth of properties and helped perpetuate an economy of maldevelopment for us. Aren’t you guilty of these?,” they said.
The groups reiterated that Sison is not a political refugee.
They called on the Dutch government to stop coddling Sison and let him be sent back to the country to face the criminal cases against him.
“We thought for a while that the government of Netherlands is a nation-state for humanity and welfare of the people regardless of race and nationality? With your continuous coddling of Joma Sison, we are deeply saddened by your actions. Is this what we deserve from you?” the groups said. SOVEREIGNPH