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Germany indicts Tamil man for alleged war crimes whilst in LTTE

German authorities have indicted a Tamil man, accusing him of committing war crimes in 2008 whilst he was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Federal prosecutors said that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B stands accused of executing 15 Sri Lankan soldiers. The AP reports that he is also accused of killing two Sri Lankan soldiers a year later.

Other charges he faces include membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two cases of manslaughter and 11 cases of attempted manslaughter.

See more from the AP here.

Sivatheeban was originally arrested by German authorities in August last year. Earlier this year German authorities also arrested another Tamil man over accusations he was involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar.