Nur Misuari is a revolutionary leader of the Bangsamoro. He began his campaign for better treatment of the people of Mindanao by the Manila government through the Mindanao Independence Movement (MIM) in the 1970s, which later became the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Under Misuari’s leadership the MNLF challenged the government until the Tripoli Agreement was negotiated in 1976. He has been in self-imposed exile since 2013. The Philippine government has tried taking him into custody.