Germany indicts suspected LTTE rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes

German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group LTTE.

Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old S B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two cases of manslaughter and 11 cases of attempted manslaughter in Sri Lanka. The man, whose surname wasn’t released due to German privacy rules, was arrested in August.

Prosecutors allege that in 2008 the suspect LTTE member guarded 15 captured soldiers as they were driven to a site where they were executed, and later helped burn their bodies. In a separate incident a year later, he fired on 13 soldiers, two of whom died.

LTTE The rebel group, which fought for a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils, was defeated in 2009. The Sri Lankan forces killed more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 and killed more than 100 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White flag after UN negotiated the surrender.

If the LTTE members can be charged and punished for War Crime done in Sri Lanka will the German government take action against the Sri Lankan government officials and political leaders for War Crime committed by them?

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