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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 4.35 GMT

Tamil asylum seeker admits to crimes
Arrested in Norway

 

Norwegian law enforcement officials have arrested a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker after the man admitted to killing three people in Sri Lanka on behalf of the LTTE.

The manís lawyer said his client admitted to the murders in an interview during the asylum process and said that he committed the crimes after the LTTE had threatened to harm his family if he didnít comply, AP reported.

Prosecutor Per Zimmer defended the arrest Monday, saying it was important Norway did not become a haven for people who committed serious crimes abroad.

Zimmer said the murders occurred in 2004 and 2006, adding the police are studying whether the murders should be treated as war crimes, the report added.

 


 

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