Swiss AG demands harsh penalties for LTTE masterminds

21 February 2018 06:55 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In the indictment plea in the Tamil Tigers’ trial, in Bellinzona, which lasted for almost two days, Swiss Attorney General Juliette Noto has requested that the 12 Tamils be found guilty of participating or supporting the LTTE.

The newspaper Neue zürcher zeitung said the federal prosecutors are clear that the accused Tamils have financed terrorism and supported a criminal organization with the Tamil Tigers.
For most of the 13 defendants, the federal prosecutor attested grave offenses and a high level of criminal energy.

The 12 Tamils have contributed to maintaining an efficient and complex system in Switzerland over the years with the sole purpose of illegally raising funds and then channelling them through tortuous routes to the LTTE.

In the main, the federal prosecutor requests that the 12 Tamils be found guilty of participating or supporting a criminal organization.

The only exception is the former bank employee. Most of them also have to answer for fraud and forgery, some also for money laundering and extortion.

In particular, for the mastermind of Tamil Tigers in Switzerland, the prosecutor demanded high fines.

For the head of the World Tamil Coordinating Committee (WTCC), which was considered an offshoot of the Tamil Tigers in Switzerland, she demanded an unconditional imprisonment of 5 years and a fine of 180 daily rates of 80 francs.

The Chief Financial Officer of the WTCC is to receive an unconditional imprisonment of 6.5 years and a fine of 180 daily rates of 100 francs.

For the other defendants, the federal prosecutor demanded prison sentences of between 18 months and five years as well as fines.

In essence, the prosecution considers it has been proven that the Tamil Tigers were a criminal organization that attacked civilians and recruited child soldiers.

The defendants had financed their monetary payments therefore terrorism.

  Comments - 13

  • Shaggy Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:27 PM

    Well done. Terrorists belong behind bars.

    Sudah Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:09 PM

    LTTE was brilliantly destroyed in Sri Lanka but it is estimated there are about 400 active LTTE operatives living in the Main Land Europe,Britain,Canada,America and Australia . Until this 400 is taken out no Sinhalese or Middle Class Tamil can lower their guards.

    critical observer Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:54 PM

    Hope all communities in Sri Lanka understand this inclusive of our rulers

    Ravindra Dias Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:30 PM

    This payback time for Swiss for giving asylum to LTTEMore to come very soon

    DG Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:48 AM

    Our government must thank Swiss authorities as ultimately that action is for the betterment of our nation.

    nandagupta Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:55 AM

    Looks like the LTTE is in the process of buying some companies in Sri Lanka. Government has to be vigilant, just because the country needs investment they should never allowed black money to be invested in Sri Lanka. Their should be a thorough background check. Hope the government learned the lesson from the bond scam.

    cheers Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:06 AM

    Swiss peoples privacy will be violated by these tamil tiger terrorist one day but its not that far away

    rajitha7 Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:50 AM

    They were rebels without a cause - wasted so many and things!

    Sheri Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:10 PM

    Well done, Switzerland and highest regard - especially to AG Juliette Noto. A lesson for Canada, UK, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and other countries harbouring these terrorists!

    Deepal Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:46 PM

    Well done Swiss, unfortunately UN and Sri Lankan government don't realise this truth.

    lanka Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:35 PM

    Bravo Swiss at last you have taken action unlike the the MPs /APPG for Tamils who cuddle and pamper LTTE terrorists in the British Parliament.

    Martin Milton Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:14 PM

    This is indeed the sweetest justice and best news in years!Shame on our antinational FM and the GOSL leadership for bending down in appeasement mode which will never bring the expected results but bring more shame on all of them. MM

    Yeti Friday, 23 February 2018 06:40 AM

    What about the other LTTE terrorists who you have welcomed there with open arms, hugs and kisses????

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