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German prosecutors charge LTTE suspect over killing of minister Kadirgamar

Munich, July 24 (BAN/ AD): German prosecutors have charged an LTTE member, arrested in Germany over the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005. He has been charged by the German prosecutors over the murder as per news reports.

German prosecutors said on Wednesday that they filed the indictment against the 40-year-old G. Navanithan who was arrested in January. The suspect had also been charged with membership of a foreign terrorist organisation. Earlier this month the indictment had been filed.

As per the German prosecutors suspect belonged to the intelligence unit of the LTTE from 2002 to 2009 and provided information that was used to carry out the killing of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Kadirgamar in 2005. He has also been accused of helping LTTE members escape Sri Lanka in the end of the war.

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