Sep 152014
 

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2005/07/05MANILA3373.html#

Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
05MANILA3373 2005-07-24 23:24 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 003373

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/25/2010
TAGS: PREL PINS RP NL
SUBJECT: EXTRADITION OF CPP LEADER SISON FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Classified By: A/DCM Scott Bellard, reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

¶1. (S) According to National Security Adviser Bert
Gonzales, the GRP has now agreed to the final Dutch condition
on the extradition of Communist Party of the Philippines
leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, who has long been resident in
but not able to win formal political asylum from the
Netherlands. During the week of July 25, President Arroyo
will sign an official letter requesting extradition and
promising that Sison would not face the death penalty even if
found guilty in court. Gonzales noted that similar written
assurances had been effective in extradition requests from
Hong Kong.

¶2. (S) Action request: We should weigh in also to
encourage the Netherlands to accept this promise and proceed
with the extradition so that Sison could at long last face
criminal charges. Although the GRP retains the death penalty
on its books, the reality is that it rarely enforces this
sentence.
MUSSOMELI

   

 

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.