Viewing cable 05MANILA3373
Title: EXTRADITION OF CPP LEADER SISON FROM THE

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05MANILA33732005-07-24 23:24:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
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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