Prof. Jose Maria Sison is removed from the European Union Terror blacklist,
lectures at the Institue of Conflict Studies, Utrecht University
December 14, 2009
The judgment of the European Court of First Instance (now called the General Court under the Lisbon Treaty) removing Prof. Jose Maria Sison last 30 September 2009 from the terrorist blacklist of the European Union and unfreezing his bank account is now final and executory.
International Committee DEFEND
Ruth de Leon
December 12, 2009
APC CONGRATULATES THE VICTORY OF PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON
The Asian Peasant Coaltion (APC) would like to extend its congratulations to Prof. Jose Maria Sison and the international community who supported the campaign to remove him from EU Terrorist Blacklist.
After more than seven years of legal struggle against the EU terrorist blacklist Prof. Sison has succeeded victoriously even if he was subjected to deprivation of the essential needs of human life and the violation of his fundamental human rights since 22 October 2002.
The judgment of the European Court of First Instance (now called the General Court under the Lisbon Treaty) removing Prof. Jose Maria Sison last 30 September 2009 from the terrorist blacklist of the European Union and unfreezing his bank account is now final and executory. This is an outstanding landmark decision. It is a precedent case for preventing the arbitrariness of European governments in blacklisting individuals, organizations and other entities as terrorists and for upholding and respecting their human rights in the guise of anti-terrorism.
We also salute Prof. Sison's battery of lawyers who have provided legal support such as Jan Fermon from Belgium, Romeo T. Capulong of the Philippines, Hans Eberhard Schultz and Wolfgang Kaleck of Germany, Antoine Comte of France and Dundar Gurses of The Netherlands, Rachel F. Pastores of the Public Interest Law Center (Philippines) and Bernard Tomlow, Dutch lawyer of the NDF International Office.
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