PETITION FOR GRANT OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE
TO PROFESSOR JOSE MARIA SISON
We, the undersigned, hereby petition the
Dutch government , especially the Prime
Minister and the Minister of Justice, to
grant the permanent residence status to
Prof. Jose Maria Sison. It is a matter
of justice that he be granted the residence
permit in view of the following:
For more than two decades, Prof. Sison has
suffered from false accusations, unjust
persecution and inhumane treatment for
his political beliefs and opinions. It
is a matter of justice that he must be
allowed to normalize his life and to
enjoy and exercise his basic human rights
and fundamental freedoms.
- Prof. Sison has lived continuously
for 23 years in the Netherlands lawfully
and peacefully since 1987.
He is a political refugee as defined by
article 1A of the Geneva convention. He
was recognized as such by the Raad van
State in 1992 and again in 1995, by the
Dutch government in 1996 and by
Rechtséénheidkamer in 1997.
It is established by the judgment of
the European Court on 30 September 2009
that he has not been investigated,
prosecuted or convicted for any act of
terrorism and that the aforementioned
Dutch court decisions cannot be used to
hold him liable for such.
In view of the foregoing No. 3, the Dutch
Ministry of Justice must grant permanent
residence to Prof. Sison on the basis of
its own admission on 14 May 2009 that Prof.
Sison meets the criteria for amnesty/pardonregeling.
By virtue of the directive issued on April
2004 by the European Union (EU) Council,
Prof. Sison should be granted permanent
residence because a) he does not pose
a danger to the security of a Member State,
b) he has not been convicted of a serious
crime, and c) he does not constitute a
danger to the community of that Member
He must be allowed to practise his
profession as a teacher of political
science and contribute his best as
chief political consultant of the
National Democratic Front of the
Philippines in peace negotiations
with the Government of the Republic
of the Philippines.
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