Pwersahan na! DILG wants Dutch gov’t to extradite Joma Sison
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will ask the Dutch government to extradite Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison to face the charges against him.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said Sison’s refugee status should be revoked because he is a “mass murderer.”
Sison has been living in exile in the Netherlands since 1987.
“Duwag ka, Joma. Now that you are in the last few years of your life, do something right for a change, own up to your sins against the Filipino people and face the charges against you and give justice to the victims of the Inopacan massacre, among many others,” Año said in a statement.
The DILG chief said Sison was “hallucinating” for saying that he can’t be deported to the Philippines.
A Manila court recently ordered Sison’s arrest over the alleged mass purge of members of the New People’s Army in the 1980s.
The Philippine National Police has sought the help of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) for Sison’s arrest.
Sison said he won’t come back to the Philippines on his own, citing the prospect of being tortured by the Duterte administration.