From the Liaison Committee for a New Communist Party
Long Live The People’s Struggle!
Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, two National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultants, were arrested by security forces in a joint military-police operation on March 22nd. Benito and Wilma are holders of letters of acknowledgement from the Philippines government stating “The above named person is entitled to the safety and immunity guarantees as provided under the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) for the duration of the peace negotiations. You are hereby required to facilitate the safe conduct of the above named person”. According to the Defense Secretary, the Tiamzons are undergoing “tactical interrogation”; under the conditions of severe repression faced by communists this may well be synonymous with torture.
The arrest of these NDFP consultants is illegal even by the standards of bourgeois legality, and we unite with the New Democratic Movement of…
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