Dutch Supreme Court upholds sentence on five LTTE suspects

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the sentence on five LTTE suspects, the Dutch media reported.

The five convicts were tried in the Netherlands and punished for being members of a criminal organization.

In April 2015 a court in The Hague imposed prison sentences ranging from six months to nineteen years and three months on the five convicts.

They were accused of collecting money in the Netherlands for the LTTE between 2003 and 2010 and most people were threatened to make contributions. Furthermore, illegal lotteries were organized and the the money which was collected was laundered and transferred to Sri Lanka.

Four of the five LTTE suspects filed an appeal with the Supreme Court but the appeal was rejected. (Colombo Gazette)