BC Court of Appeal upholds terrorist financing sentence

Tweet The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has upheld a six month prison sentence imposed on a former Sri Lankan refugee in Canada for terrorist activity financing. In 2008, Prapaharan Thambaithurai solicited funds from members of the Tamil community in Vancouver to support the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a designated terrorist group in […]

Swiss authorities arrest LTTE members for money laundering

Tweet The Swiss authorities have arrested ten suspected members of the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for alleged extortion and money laundering to support terrorist financing. According to a statement from the Swiss Attorney General’s office, the Tamils forced Sri Lankan foreign nationals living in Switzerland to provide financial support for the […]

Sri Lankan sentenced for terrorist financing in Canada

Tweet A former refugee from Sri Lanka, Prapaharan Thambithurai, pleaded guilty to terrorist financing in British Columbia Supreme Court and received a lenient six-month sentence today. He is the first person in Canada charged with terrorist financing under Canada’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. Thambithurai admitted raising funds for the Liberation Tigers […]