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Tamil Tiger fundraiser jailed for six months

Man plead guilty to raising money in Canada to help support the Tamil rebels

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A Vancouver judge has sentenced Prapaharan Thambithurai to six months in jail for financially supporting the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Thambithurai plead guilty before the British Columbia Supreme Court earlier this week of “providing financial services, knowing that they will benefit a terrorist group, namely the (LTTE).” Thambithurai, who has been out on bail since his arrest in 2008, is the first person to be charged under new Canadian legislation against financing foreign terrorist organizations.

Agence France-Press

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