A Dutch court on Thursday freed Philippine opposition leader José Maria Sison from custody, saying there was not enough evidence that he has been leading the communist movement while based in the Netherlands.
Sison was arrested in Utrecht at the end of August on charges of being involved in the murder of former political associates. He has been in the Netherlands for 20 years. The public prosecution department said he remained a suspect and it would appeal against the release order.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation