Dutch court releases Sison

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.

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