BRIEF MESSAGES & LETTERS, 2001 - Present
RESPECT MY RIGHTS, RECTIFY THE WRONGS
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Minister of Foreign Affairs J.G. de Hoop
Minister of Finance J.F. Hoogervorst
In the strongest terms, I hereby protest that your sanctieregeling terrorisme (sanction regulation against terrorism) 2002 III, issued on 13 August 2002, criminalizes me as a "terrorist" without the benefit of due process, demonizes and incites public hatred against me and subjects me to such punitive measures as deprivation of the basic necessities of life and violation of my basic human right to life.
Your government has undertaken the following punitive acts against me since 15 August 2002:
All the money that goes in and out of the aforementioned joint bank account is quite small, originates from your own social welfare agencies and is used for bare subsistence. It is utterly inane and ridiculous to claim that such money has anything to do with terrorism. It is unjust and cruel to use such false claim in order to deprive me of the basic necessities of life and thus violate my basic human right to life.
Please be reminded that I am a recognized political refugee under the protection of the Refugee Convention and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (EVRM). I demand respect for my rights and the rectification of the following wrongs against me: criminalization as a "terrorist" without due process, defamation of my name in official publications, and punitive measures up to denying me the basic necessities of life and thus violating my basic human right to life.
No less than your agency for social welfare has suggested to me in so many polite but threatening words in its 10 September 2002 letter that I may be thrown out of the house where I live and be separated from my family anytime. Worst of all, there are persistent indications that your government is colluding with the US government to circumvent and violate Article 3 and the entirety of the EVRM by extraditing me on trumped up charges by the US.
Signed: Prof. Jose Maria Sison