Yesterday, the European Court of First Instance annulled all decisions and a regulation of the Council of the European Union that had maintained Jose Maria Sison on its terrorist blacklist in their judgment on case T-341/07. The decison directly unfreezes Sison’s bank account and allows him to once again engage in financial dealings. Sison can now assert and enjoy all rights that have been restricted or suppressed due to the charges of terrorism against him.
Sison, author of US Terrorism in the Philippines, has been in Holland since 1987. His case is one of persecution through anti-terrorism legislation for ideas. Learn more by reading the excellent report by the lawyers who represent him from the Progressive Lawyers Network in Belgium:
Labeling Dissent as Terrorism; The Case of Sison