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Suspected LTTE rebel indicted in Germany

British Asia News Network- AD

Berlin, April 12: Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers during LTTE conflict has been indicted by German authorities.

Sri Lankan citizen aged 37-year-old Sivatheeban B is accused by Federal prosecutors of LTTE membership which is an foreign terrorist organization. He will be tried on 2 cases of manslaughter and 11 cases of attempted manslaughter.

The full details of detainee have not been disclosed as per German privacy rules; he was taken into custody in August. Prosecutors allege that in 2008 the suspect guarded 15 captured soldiers as they were driven to a site where they were executed and later helped burn their bodies. He also is accused of firing on 13 soldiers of whom 2 died. LTTE was finally defeated by Lankan forces in 2009. The bloody conflict lasted about 3 decades.

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