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Top Philippine Communist Rebels Freed for Norway Peace Talks | News | teleSUR English

20.8.16

Top Philippine Communist Rebels Freed for Norway Peace Talks | News | teleSUR English: "Our release is a goodwill measure that will create an atmosphere conducive for peace talks," Benito Tiamzon said, thanking President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering state prosecutors to stop blocking bail petitions of the 17 rebels who were provisionally freed this week.

They hope to fly to Oslo for the August 22-26 negotiations, to serve as consultants for the rebels' political organisation, the National Democratic Front. Norway has acted as an intermediary in the talks.

The negotiations stalled in 2013 under Duterte's predecessor Benigno Aquino after he rejected the communists' demand to free all imprisoned guerrillas.


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