Monday, September 03, 2007


Latest on Prof. Sison's arrest: Dutch judge extends Sison detention for 14 more days.

Joma is in solitary confinement and is being denied access to media and even his doctors. This is tantamount to torture according to Committee DEFEND.

They said Prof. Sison is being detained at the National Penitentiary in Scheveningen, a facility with was used by the Nazi’s during World War II to imprison and torture Dutch resistance fighters.

Meanwhile, support from all over the world pours in. See ArkibongBayan for coverage of protest actions. Former US atty-general Ramsey Clark also calls for Sison's release.

Kapirasong Kritika, one of my favorite blogs, tackles the lies being peddled by the government and the reactionaries on Joma and the implications of his arrest.

KR Guda posts Jailing Joma, pointing out something that is being left out by the media and the column writers: that Kintanar and Tabara were military combatants at the time they were killed by the NPA.

Today, KR posts his response to Conrado De Quiros' Inquirer column hailing Joma's arrest:
He is entitled to his opinions. But to applaud the arrest and trampling of the rights of a man that he is not sure is guilty in the first place but nevertheless dislikes is a betrayal of the very thing he claims to fight for:

Here is a Q&A on the basic questions concerning Prof. Sison's arrest prepared by ILPS-HongKong.


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