Monday, July 2, 2007

Maldives sentences 'Tamil Tigers'

A court in the Maldives has sentenced four suspected Tamil Tiger rebels from Sri Lanka to 15 years in prison. The charges included trying to import illegal firearms and weapons.

In May, the Maldives coastguard sank a boat carrying suspected Tamil Tigers in its territorial waters near an atoll, south of the main archipelago.

At the time, the rebels' military spokesman Rasiah Llanthiriyan had denied the Tamil Tigers were involved in the incident.

Source: BBC

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