The European Union’s top court today removed the freeze on LTTE funds in EU countries and also ordered that the LTTE be removed from the EU’s terrorism list.
The court said the EU had not produced any evidence to show that there was a risk of the Tamil Tigers carrying out attacks after its military defeat in 2009, the Reuters news agency reported.
“The Court of Justice therefore confirms the annulment of the continued freezing of the LTTE’s funds,” it said.
The EU terrorism list, created after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 and last updated in January, includes 13 individuals and 22 organizations, such as the Communist Party of the Philippines and Peru’s Maoist-inspired rebel group, Shining Path.
LTTE was added to the list in 2006. (Colombo Gazette)