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UK ban of LTTE to be challenged in special tribunal

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has challenged the banning of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the UK, citing that is being used to crack down political work of Tamils.

In a petition to the British Home Secretary, TGTE members said that the ban on the LTTE is being misperceived as a ban on advocacy for a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam.

Over the past ten years, there have been no violent activities carried out by the LTTE the statement added.

The challenge to the UK’s ban on the LTTE will be heard before an independent tribunal especially constituted for this purpose under the Terrorism Act, the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (POAC). The Commission has the power to order the Home Secretary to unban the LTTE.

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