Berlin: German authorities have arrested a
35-year-old suspected member of the Tamil Tiger rebel group on
suspicion of membership in a foreign terrorist organisation
and breeches of export laws.
German Federal Prosecutors said Wednesday the suspect,
identified only as Agilan W, had been arrested when he arrived
at Duesseldorf airport the previous day. He had been
extradited from Madagascar.
Prosecutors suspect the man, a German citizen, of
belonging to the German wing of the Sri Lankan rebel group
from 2005 to 2009, and collecting money to support the rebels`
fight against the Sri Lankan government.
The Tamil Tigers, defeated in 2009 after 25 years of
civil war in Sri Lanka, are listed as terrorists by the